According to a Miami Herald report published on Monday, Tampa Bay’s newest receiver Antonio Brown was involved in an incident at his gated community in Hollywood, Florida last month where Brown “angrily” destroyed a security camera and threw a bicycle at a security-guard shack.

Per details given in The Herald’s report, the incident occurred on Oct. 15 and the Hollywood Police Department “exceptionally cleared” the case on Nov. 5. Police initially determined that there was probable cause to charge Brown with misdemeanor criminal mischief, however no charges were filed and Brown agreed to replace the broken camera.

Still, complications from the matter could arise as it relates to Brown’s probation and his adherence to the NFL’s personal conduct policy. According to Miami Herald Crime and Justice reporter David Ovalle, who broke the story, Brown could possibly have violated probation with the Broward State Attorney’s office.

There’s also the issue of what the NFL was aware of in regards to Brown’s conduct off the field, as ESPN’s Jenna Laine pointed out shortly after news of the star receiver’s latest incident broke. Brown is fresh off an eight-week suspension to begin the 2020 NFL season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

The Bucs released a statement on Brown, which sounds like they were aware of the situation before signing Brown, who flew to Tampa Bay eight days after the alleged incident.

The Bucs officially signed Brown on October 27, with head coach Bruce Arians citing the fact that he thought the former Steelers, Raiders and Patriots wide receiver had “matured”. Brown has 10 catches for 100 yards and zero touchdowns in two games with the Bucs.

Read the full report with more details on the incident from the Miami Herald here.

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Dave
6 months ago

And this is why a ton of people were completely against this move. And I’m not even talking about fans. Analysts, broadcasters, players, former players, coaches, etc..this dude has some serious serious anger issues. It’s only a matter of time before he does something stupid and gets cut. Which is why i was completely against the move. If we make him the centerpiece of the passing offense, which it’s actually looking like might happen. It’ll be a tough transition back to a non AB offense if he does mess up and get cut. I’d much rather him be a piece… Read more »

Last edited 6 months ago by Dave
Dman
Reply to  Dave
6 months ago

Dave, not sure I understand your objections – I do the same things when I get angry … throw a bicycle, destroy a security camera. This is all very normal, acceptable behavior. Just write a check and move along.

Captain Sly
6 months ago

Oh Oh, does Bruce Arians count this since it was before his signing with the Bucs? AB is starting to look like a serious threat in this offense & playing relatively for peanuts BA’s “biscuit theory” is getting tested early.

Eddie
Reply to  Captain Sly
6 months ago

Did Arians said the Buc did their own due diligence before signing Brown? If so, this mean the Buc and Bruce knew about this incidence. They may even have checked with the NFL before the signing. I know I would if I were the owner/personnel boss

Barnz1
6 months ago

Sounds like the Bucs knew about it. Nothing came of it, no charges. Only blowing up now because the media caught wind of it. Non story.

Like it or not, AB came to the Bucs with a clean slate, otherwise he wouldn’t be here. If he acts up as a member of the organization he’s gone. Hasn’t yet.

Last edited 6 months ago by Barnz1
PatrioticChief
Reply to  Barnz1
6 months ago

As I said previously I don’t trust AB worth a damn off the field but I do believe this ends up being a lot less consequential than the media wants to make it for clicks. Bucs knew about it already.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  PatrioticChief
6 months ago

I don’t understand why everyone is concluding that the team knew about this incident prior to AB’s signing. Is this a simple case of poor reading comprehension taking place? The team statement doesn’t say that they knew about this prior to signing him. It just….doesn’t say that, factually. “We ARE aware of the reported incident involving Antonio Brown prior to his signing. When Antonio joined us, we were clear about what we expected and required of him. Thus far, he has met all the expectations we have in place.” Well yea, no crap. At this point, I am also aware… Read more »

cptsora
6 months ago

Bucs knew about this incident. Let’s just move on from this.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  cptsora
6 months ago

Why do you think that to be true?

drdneast
6 months ago

Yawn, who cares. As long as he is getting along with his coaches and teammates and isn’t hurting anyone physically he can tear up all the security cameras in his own neighborhood he wants.
He’s the one who is going to have to pay for it or hasn’t anyone gotten into a scuffle with one of those Nazi homeowners associations.

IDGABuc
Reply to  drdneast
6 months ago

That is literally what I call them! Not PC but the hell with that. Idk why he did it, so I can’t say I agree with him doing it.. But I agree with him doing it! These Super HOA’s straight up stole my Dad’s place. It shouldn’t be legal, most of the things they can do. Screw tossing a bike at their building, (Unless it’s like that seen from the Matrix! Although the security ppl aren’t to blame, so what up with that?) I’d Love to throw an asteroid at the ppl that run the HOA where I live (They… Read more »

Eddie
Reply to  IDGABuc
6 months ago

What happened, care to share? Nothing confidential of course

Eddie
Reply to  drdneast
6 months ago

Nazi homeowners associations, — good one, thats funny.

scubog
Reply to  drdneast
6 months ago

I read about one HOA that required pet owners to have their dog’s DNA checked and put on file so they could identify any pile left behind.

CaliBucsFan71
6 months ago

Cut him immediately.

gcolerick
Reply to  CaliBucsFan71
6 months ago

And this is why you are a fan and not a GM.

drdneast
6 months ago

Nothing to see here, move along. Bucs put out a statement saying they already knew about the incident so if they knew, the NFL head honchos knew. Hey, that was some win yesterday wasn’t it.

Dave
Reply to  drdneast
6 months ago

Who cares if the Bucs knew? All that matters is if the NFL knew, seeing as they have the power to suspend him. And they didn’t know. So yeah, there’s absolutely something to see here.

Last edited 6 months ago by Dave
toofamiliar17
Reply to  drdneast
6 months ago

Wow, people really are just not understanding the actual words written in the team statement, are they? This blows my mind lol.

plopes808
6 months ago

Bucs knew about it before signing him and nothing came of the incident. No charges filed and he agreed to replace the camera. Nothing to see here…carry on

Dave
Reply to  plopes808
6 months ago

Ummm yup, definitely something to see here. The NFL had no idea about this incident before they reinstated him. Had they known this, highly doubt they would have. Don’t be shocked if he’s suspended

Last edited 6 months ago by Dave
matador
6 months ago

Crazy is as crazy does. From a humanitarian perspective I hope he can get his emotions and anger under control. First ballot HOF’er he has so much to be proud of but it can all be overshadowed by his personal demons. Sad. For it to be that extreme seems like medication may be necessary. Whatever it takes get some help man.