Antonio Brown is back in the NFL, but apparently came close to ruining his opportunity with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before it began.
According to a report from the Miami Herald, Brown had a meltdown in his gated community.
Brown is alleged to have destroyed a security camera and throwing his bicycle at a security guard after he was asked to come down to the gate to let in a guest.
From the report:
Hollywood police determined there was probable cause to charge Brown with misdemeanor criminal mischief for the Oct. 15 incident, the report said. But the homeowners association president declined to press charges, according to the report, saying she feared Brown “may retaliate against her employees.”
The incident reportedly happened just before the wide receiver signed with Tampa Bay.
Brown forced his way out of Oakland last season after a preseason filled with absurd drama stemming from the wide receiver’s frost-bitten feet to threatening to retire over an issue with his league-approved helmet. The Raiders acquired Brown in the offseason via a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers but they ultimately decided the headaches weren’t worth it.
Brown then was a member of the New England Patriots before his second release in weeks after multiple sexual assault allegations and reportedly sending threatening messages to one of his accusers. However, with the sexual assault allegations against him and Brown’s continued antics, the Patriots decided to move on.
Throughout his career in the NFL, Brown has hauled in 837 catches for 11,207 yards and 74 touchdowns. Last season, Brown recorded 104 catches for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns. In each of the last 6 seasons, Brown has recorded at least 100 catches and 1,000 yards.
Now, he’s looking to get back on the right track in Tampa Bay.