Latest On Antonio Brown

As you’ve certainly heard by now, free agent receiver Antonio Brown turned himself into authorities last night on charges of battery and burglary. He has since been released on bond, and now we have more details. 

In addition to the bail money he had to put up, Brown will “be monitored by GPS and be required to release his passport and guns, go through drug and alcohol testing, and get a mental health evaluation,” per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com. Wolfe was in the courtroom, and he writes that there was a contentious battle between prosecutors and defense attorneys over the bail situation. Prosecutors alleged he was a flight risk due to his recent erratic behavior, and wanted him held without bail.

I don’t think there’s any mental health issues with him. Antonio Brown’s life right now is a reality show,” Brown’s attorney Eric Schwartzreich said. “He is misinterpreted and misunderstood. He’s not guilty of these charges. He did not commit a felony battery. In this case, when all the facts come out, you will see he will be vindicated and he will be found not guilty.

They overcharged him,” Brown’s other attorney Lorne Berkeley said. “Once a thorough investigation is done, we believe the charges filed will most likely be very different than they are right now.” Brown better hope that’s the case, as the current felony burglary with battery charge is punishable by up to life in prison. That’s obviously just a maximum sentence that is extremely unlikely, but it underscores the seriousness of the charge.

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19 comments on “Latest On Antonio Brown

  1. dkcsmc1991

    Of course they over charged him. It never ends once the excuses start.

  2. richard dangler

    Everything Antonio Brown makes me laugh. I love when bad things happen to bad people.

    • phillyballers

      There’s a joke somewhere in there. But you went the Kevin from the Office route. Why use big word when small word do trick.

  3. madmanTX

    A mental health evaluation is the best thing for Brown right now. For his sake, I hope all he has is a correctable chemical imbalance. Because if he has no mental issues and is just a malignant narcissist and immature idiot, then he is headed down a dark path.

  4. goldenmisfit

    Battery and burglary you could end up getting if you have a jerk for a judge a life sentence but involuntary manslaughter is not a life sentence. Anyone else see the major flaw in the justice system when comparing just those two different crimes?

    • DarkSide830

      he could get charged with so many things at this point that only many plea deals will save him.

  5. jacl

    He should rot in a prison cell for twenty years without a possibility of parole.

  6. dschap02

    Lawyer not a liar… police often charge people with a laundry list of charges which are drop long before court. They just want to see what will stick in that case. In Brown’s case, due to his celebrity status it probably is an over charge to get him to plea to a lesser charge.
    But the mental health evaluation is needed. He has been on a path of self destruction and I honestly fear that some of the next reports we will be hearing about him is that they find him dead somewhere.

  7. Wise Old Owl

    Two freaking attorneys? Only the entitled, overpaid, under educated, self important, narcissistic, you can’t fix stupid, immature people like this can afford two attorneys. There are many in America that can’t afford one attorney. What if he were more focused on helping his community and bettering his own lack of English verbiage? He is the result of what’s wrong in our country today.

  8. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    Wait, did they “overcharge” him (implying that lesser charges would be justified) or is he innocent?

    Might want to get those lawyers on the same playbook.

  9. Bdd1967

    Just go away!!! You’re like that pimple on your ass…annoying AF and full of crud!!

  10. Polish Hammer

    Great, so even the lawyer defending his freedom says there is nothing wrong with his mental status, he’s just misunderstood….ok…

    Once he’s found guilty he will sue this same person for ineffective counsel…

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