Bucs’ Antonio Brown Accused Of Vandalism

Antonio Brown was recently accused of destroying a surveillance camera in his gated community in Florida (via David Ovalle of the Miami Herald). The alleged incident took place before Brown joined the Buccaneers. It’s not immediately clear whether the Bucs were informed of the matter at the time of signing, but they are aware of the matter now.

We are aware of the reported incident involving Antonio Brown prior to his signing,” the Bucs said in a statement. “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.”

It’s worth noting that the homeowners association declined to press charges for the mid-October incident, though the board’s president says she feared possible retaliation. The allegations are troubling given Brown’s extensive history of off-the-field trouble, though it pales in comparison to everything else on his rap sheet. Ultimately, the Buccaneers are unlikely to discipline Brown in connection with this issue, but the league office may look into it. Per the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL has the authority to fine or suspend players for conduct violations, even when the justice system is not involved.

Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowler, caught seven passes for 69 yards on Sunday as the Bucs trounced the Panthers. It was a step-up from his Nov. 8 debut against the Saints — Brown had 3 catches for 31 yards in the blowout loss.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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37 comments on “Bucs’ Antonio Brown Accused Of Vandalism

  1. leefieux

    Shocking! Even more ‘shocking’ that Tampa Bay was aware of it. Just shocking, I tell ya! Who could’ve seen this coming!?

    • Oooof

      Might want to familiarize yourself with the origins of that insult and find a different one.

        • Oooof

          It didn’t really come from Bugs Bunny or the Three Stooges. Read something that’s not about sports today.

          • drtrotter

            Hmmm, this is a sports site. Seems to me like an appropriate place to discuss sports as opposed to ridiculous politically incorrect sniping.

      • lautrec

        So I looked up origins of maroon. I guess if you are inclined to find insult and feel victimized by every single thing you can think of, then yeah, you’ve got a point. At some I see the English language devolving into social correctness goobeldy gook and we will all just hide in our government provided caves and fear everything.

        • Oooof

          Or when someone points out that you’ve used a seemingly harmless phrase that has harmful origins, you could spend the tiniest amount of time and energy learning something and using one of a thousand synonyms, rather than acting like it’s the end of society to change your vocabulary the smallest amount. You’ll be OK, I promise.

  2. bbgarnett

    It’s not immediately clear whether the Bucs were informed of the matter at the time of signing, but they are aware of the matter now.
    Then next thing written in the article
    “We are aware of the reported incident involving Antonio Brown PRIOR to his signing. So they obviously were informed of the matter at the TIME of his signing.

    Seriously who proofreads this stuff.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      Meaning… “we are aware of the incident that happened before he was signed.”

      It does NOT say, “we WERE aware of the incident before he signed…”

    • Kirk Nieuwenhuis For MVP

      I don’t buy that the Bucs were unaware of this before it was reported on (or Brown lied about it, which is still a bad look for the Bucs) but the way it’s reported here is accurate to the statement the team put out.

    • DarkSide830

      the fact that the information only just became public suggests its possible. i mean, did they ask the local police if they had anything new on hin when they were going to sign him? I know its AB, but that wouldnt happen. it was clearly an incident the HOA and Brown were dealing with privately, so they may not have reported it to the police until later.

  3. Kirk Nieuwenhuis For MVP

    A bad look for the Bucs somehow gets even worse. I hope Brady has his maids bolting down the furniture.

    • Technically correct

      This example is so dumb. Everyone knows beans grow into giant beanstalks that let you climb up to the clouds to steal things from Giants.

  4. Yep it is

    That can’t be true the psycho wouldn’t do something like that. Ohh by the way isnt he living with Tom Brady ? Tom will “Fix” everything.

  5. bigeasye

    I wonder if it will take a full blown murder or serious felony for teams to realize this guys screws are rusty and no longer have any thread.

  6. Polish Hammer

    This clown will be sitting in a prison cell before he turns 40. Hope there is no victim that suffers from whatever puts him there, but he’s certainly headed that way.

  7. Lefty_Orioles_Fan
    Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    “We are aware of the reported incident involving Antonio Brown prior to his signing,” the Bucs said in a statement. “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.”

    Reminds me of the Few Good Men line:

    DEF. I just wasn’t sure if the witness was aware that two days ago, Captain Markinson took his own life with a .45 caliber pistol.

    JUDGE: The witness is aware, the Court is aware, and now the jury is aware. We thank you for bringing this to our attention. Move on Lieutenant.

    Maybe we all should move on and Brown should just pay for the damage whether he did it or not, as a good gesture

  8. letmeclearmythroat74

    Tampa won’t win the Super Bowl …. this clown will erupt sooner than later. Brady is past his prime … too many mouths to feed … I may be wrong but I just don’t think you can throw a bunch of has been superstars together in a year and take over the league. In this sport more than any it takes teamwork, system flow, timing … you need to be able to gel as a team … one week they look like the Jets against the Saints , the next week they blow out the Panthers … I think they are good but I don’t think they touch Steelers, Chiefs , Cardinals , Rams or even Buffalo

  9. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Homeowner association trying to shake more money out of Brown? Why leak this?

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