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 – 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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