The problems for troubled star receiver Antonio Brown continue to mount and these latest issues could carry with them some serious consequences for the once dominant National Football League wideout.
According to a report from ESPN's Jeremy Fowler the state of Florida has now levied three formal charges against Brown following an incident that took place in January of this year, an alleged assault. Brown now faces felony burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges, according to a Broward County court document obtained by ESPN. Brown was of course famously cut by the New England Patriots as a result of accusations against him back in September of 2019 and these new charges certainly will not be an easy pill to swallow for NFL franchises that were considering bringing the troubled NFL star into their organization come next season.
Brown, and his trainer, stand accused of assaulting a delivery truck driver who was reportedly attempting to deliver Brown's household items from California to Florida. The criminal complaint was filed on the 21st of January of this year and just two days later Brown turned himself in to authorities where he was then charged with felony burglary with battery. Interestingly enough this charge did not appear in the filling that was obtained by ESPN, so this may be a situation in which Brown and his attorney's have negotiated for lesser charges and, although this is purely speculation, given both his wealth and celebrity status that would seem to fit the bill here.
Given the current global situation it seems likely that it will be some time before this matter is resolved and that could prove fruitful for Brown who will now have plenty of time to negotiate a plea deal if he wishes to do so. The biggest problem for the wide receiver will likely come as a result of the consequences he will face from the league itself as a result of this matter. The NFL is already investigating Brown following accusations made by former trainer Britney Taylor in a civil lawsuit and there is a belief that these charges will now also be reviewed by the league as well. This could mean discipline for Brown, who has made it clear he intends to continue his NFL career.
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