The hits just keep coming for Antonio Brown, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be able to avoid them all.
In a scathing report published by Sports Illustrated, AB is alleged to have been sexually inappropriate with a woman he hired to paint a portrait, unscrupulous when it comes to honoring financial agreements, and petulant in his behavior towards a doctor.
To be fair, these are all allegations, and you are innocent until proven guilty according to the law.
But there are too many incidents for something not to be, at the very least, amiss.
Brown commissioned an artist he met at a charity softball game in Pennsylvania to paint a portrait of him in his home.
According to the SI report, Brown agreed to pay her a daily fee of $1,000 and transported her from New York City to Pennsylvania.
On her second day of work while she was painting, she turned around to find Brown behind her naked with only a small towel over his genitals.
“I was about 40% done on the second day, and I’m on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt-ass naked, with a hand cloth covering his [penis] and starts having a conversation with me. Unfortunately, I’ve been tried [by men] a lot of times, so I just kept my cool and kept painting. After that, it all ended abruptly.”
The artist never completed the painting and another painting she brought to Brown’s home was never returned. He did pay her $2,000 for the two days of work.
A Pittsburgh doctor has also filed suit against Brown.
He alleges Brown owes him $11,500 in unpaid fees. Dr. Victor Prisk, who runs Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness (POW), also said Brown repeatedly farted in his face and laughed about it during a consultation.
“It seemed just childish to me. I’m a doctor, and this man is farting in my face.”
The report also detailed acrimonious relationships with women whom Brown has children with.
Police were sent to his Pittsburgh-area home on domestic disturbance calls three times in the last four years.
These incidents all involved his longtime girlfriend, Chelsie Kyriss, who is the mother of three of his kids.
Britney Taylor, the woman who accused Brown of three incidents of sexual assault and rape, met with the NFL on Monday (Sept. 16).
Taylor filed a civil lawsuit in federal court and the suit claims there is a witness to one or more of Brown’s alleged acts.
It has been reported by NBC Sports that Ravens rookie wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown has been named in the lawsuit as a witness to the alleged acts. Marquise is AB’s cousin.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the league hopes to ramp up its investigation of Taylor's accusations as quickly as possible.
Brown was not placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list and played against the Dolphins this past Sunday (Sept. 15).
But if any information or evidence gleaned from the league’s meeting with Taylor on Monday and their subsequent due diligence is deemed worthy of taking action, Brown could be added to the list and/or face suspension.
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