Video: Antonio Brown embarrasses his lawyer in front of media after jail release
Antonio Brown was released from jail on Friday, and the NFL star wasted no time mouthing off to his attorney after his bond was posted.
Brown appeared to be wearing workout clothes under his suit as he left Broward County Jail. The receiver’s attorney, Eric Schwartzreich, told reporters he has advised Brown not to make any public comments about his arrest, and Brown obliged before literally running down the stairs into the parking lot of the courthouse. Schwartzreich shouted to Brown and told him he was going in the opposite direction of the car, but Brown ignored him.
When Schwartzreich again told Brown where the car was, Brown responded, “Go get in the car, bro. I don’t need you to tell me anything. Get in the car.”
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As he was walking to the car, Brown again told Schwartzreich, “Get in the car, I don’t need you acting like my chaperone.”
Brown is facing charges of felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief less than $1,000. ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe notes that the felony with battery charge could carry a sentence of up to life in prison, though it is extremely unlikely that Brown’s punishment will be anything close to that harsh. Brown’s lawyers believe he was “overcharged” and the charges will be different after an investigation is conducted.
Brown’s previous attorney, Darren Heitner, parted ways with the 31-year-old earlier this month. Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus did the same.
Brown and his trainer were accused of attacking a moving truck driver at Brown’s home on Tuesday. You can hear some of the allegations the driver made in the 911 call he placed during the incident.