Antonio Brown has taken full advantage of his opportunity to continue his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brown has kept his personal life in order since joining the Buccaneers that has allowed him to extend his playing days. However, the 32-year-old is still dealing with legal matters that can significantly impact his life. The star wideout may have to now pay $100,000 due to a social media mistake.
Antonio Brown’s NFL return with the Buccaneers
After missing almost the entire 2019 season, Antonio Brown received his chance to continue his NFL career with the Buccaneers.
Following the completion of his eight-game suspension to begin this year, Brown quickly became a pivotal part of the Buccaneers’ offense in the passing game. He continued to define his role as the regular season rolled on as he finished with 45 catches for 483 receiving yards and four touchdowns in eight games played.
Brown topped it off with a stellar outing in the season finale with 11 catches for 138 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. He finished with a touchdown reception in three straight games heading into the playoffs. Although he won’t be available to play in the NFC title game, Brown has made a notable impact in the playoffs with three catches for 59 receiving yards and a touchdown.
The 32-year-old has recaptured his NFL career but is about to lose $100,000 from his bank account due to a bonehead mistake he made on social media.
Antonio Brown could lose $100,000 thanks to his social media mistake
Over nearly the last two years, Antonio Brown has been marred by off the field incidents leading to legal problems.
Brown made his return to the NFL but still has some serious legal matters to address. One of which may have just cost him $100,000 as an independent arbitrator found that Brown violated a confidentiality agreement regarding a rape accusation against him from Britney Taylor, according to TMZ Sports.
The evidence lies directly with the star wide receiver mentioning the lawsuit on Twitter back in 2019. Brown chose to upload on the social media platform a screenshot of a direct message discussing the case.
The 32-year-old legal team has responded by stating that he shouldn’t have to pay because the arbitrator “ignored the law” in issuing that payment. The entire situation stems from Taylor’s rape charge against Brown in 2018 and sexual assault on three separate occasions.
Things should quickly move forward toward a finalized decision on whether Brown will have to dish out the hefty payment.
Focus remains on his NFL career
Antonio Brown’s long history of off-the-field issues remains lingering around him.
Brown isn’t entirely out of the woods just yet, but he has done enough to allow his NFL career to continue. He has played a crucial role in the Buccaneers offense, enough to keep the window open for a chance to extend his tenure with the franchise.
Tampa Bay will continue to monitor the legal matters around Brown as the rape allegations remain. The NFL has also kept an open tab on possible additional discipline if it leads to receiving more legal punishment.
During his brief time with the Buccaneers, he has avoided any disruptions as his relationship with Tom Brady has helped keep his personal life in line. Much still lies ahead off the field before clarity can be reached concerning what can unfold with his NFL future.