The tumultuous, troubled story of Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown continues.

Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reported on Friday that Brown is facing a new civil suit brought by a moving company driver from an incident that occurred in 2020. The suit was filed in Broward County on Wednesday and is part of a criminal case that was resolved previously.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown

Bucs WR Antonio Brown – Photo by: USA Today

In his report Baker wrote, “The driver, Anton Tumanov, moved Brown’s belongings from California to Hollywood, Fla. last year. When Tumanov arrived, he was “met with resistance and violence,” according to the lawsuit. Brown and his trainer, Glenn Holt, then attacked Tumanov’s vehicle and broke the key.

“Brown and Holt “proceeded to verbally and physically attack (Tumanov), causing severe personal injuries.” The driver “continues to suffer severe bodily injuries, pecuniary losses, and mental anguish” from the incident, according to the suit.”

The former Steelers standout  isn’t expected to face any discipline over the new lawsuit as the criminal aspects of the case have been handled. The NFL suspended Brown for the first eight games of last season for numerous violations of the league’s player conduct policy, including the one that spurred the latest lawsuit.

Brown, who signed with the Bucs last October, recorded 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season, and had eight more catches with two touchdowns in the playoffs, one score coming in the Bucs 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

The Buccaneers re-signed Brown last month to a new one-year contract worth up to $6.25. million with $3.1 million guaranteed.

Over his 11-year career the talented receiver has recorded 886 receptions for 11,746 yards and 79 touchdowns as a receiver. Brown spent his first nine seasons with Pittsburgh before being traded to the Raiders in 2019. He also played in one game with Tom Brady and New England that year.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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drdneast
1 month ago

I like AB but this guy is a lightning rod for lawsuits and it’s usually to his own doing. He should know by now if he touches anyone in anger there is an attorney who is going to show up soon afterwards to slap a lawsuit on him and justifiably so. Keep you hands to yourself. They teach that in Kindergarten.

fredster
1 month ago

I said Bucs should count themselves lucky last year no issues with AB in a partial season and move on! So many here argued about that. The guy is complete psychotic asshole.

Naplesfan
Reply to  fredster
1 month ago

They resigned him, dude, for another season, so no moving on. Glad we have a real GM who knows how to put together a Super Bowl winning championship football team, and not you and that other guy who always bitches about Trask all the time as our GM – thank God for huge blessings!

gwaldo
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Right on, man,

J.A.S.H.E.R.
Reply to  fredster
1 month ago

You sound hurt

mark2001
1 month ago

A couple of important details. Yes, the criminal case was already resolved…so the league has probably already settled with the primary issue. And secondly, it is a lawsuit for about 30,000. Bad, but small potatoes as lawsuits go.

Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

A civil lawsuit? A Non issue. Must be May. :)

surferdudes
1 month ago

Whatever, his contract is full of incentive’s. If he flames out, we move on, and save money. Last two drafts we got receivers, Johnson, and Darden, not to mention Scooter. Hopefully he can keep his shit together, if not no big deal.

Runole
1 month ago

Good to see so many rational responses to a civil suit that will be settled rather easily.