NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, just a day before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in the NFC Championship Game, is in trouble again.
Brown reportedly has been ordered to pay $100,000 to Britney Taylor, who sued Brown in 2019 over sexual assault allegations against the wide receiver.
Taylor claims Brown assaulted her several times, including a 2018 rape.
Now both Brown and Taylor entered into a confidentiality agreement right after the lawsuit was filed. But Taylor says that Brown broke the agreement a number of times.
Arbitrator Rules Antonio Brown Needs To Pay Up Now
An arbitrator ruled Brown violated the agreement one time and ordered him to pay $100,000 to Taylor. But he filed documents saying that he shouldn’t have to pay a dime.
In addition to this drama, Brown isn’t even going to play on Sunday due to a knee injury.
The Buccaneers have announced that Brown will not take part in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. He will not be able to be a downfield target for Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady.
For a guy who has had issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers, then-Oakland Raiders and even the New England Patriots, Brown is dealing with the latest problem to arise.
Brown Sees Tom Brady As A Positive Influence On His Life
Antonio Brown has been looking for positive support and influences to fill his life with after so many troubles. He has taken solace in Tom Brady helping him out.
For a period of time this season, Brown stayed with Brady at Miami Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter’s mansion.
Brown even spoke highly of Brady, calling him “one of the greatest leaders to be around.”
“He’s encouraging and always inspiring,” Brown said. “He brings the best out of people around him. He wants the best for everyone around him.”
When Brown was with the Patriots for a cup of coffee, Brady was that team’s starting quarterback. They didn’t spend a lot of time bonding because Brown was in and out of coach Bill Belichick’s team quickly.
Now that Brown is out of Sunday’s game, one wonders if his time with the Buccaneers might be coming to an end. No word on Brown’s future has come from head Coach Bruce Arians at this time.