Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was issued a citation for speeding this week, and it sounds like he is fortunate he was not arrested.
Police in Ross Township, Penn., told WPXI that Brown was cited for driving in excess of 100 mph in his black Porsche early Thursday morning. Police were on the lookout for a possible suspect from a nearby bank robbery when Brown went speeding by. He was cited for reckless driving.
The Steelers released a statement saying they are gathering more information on the incident.
“We are aware of the situation, but we are still gathering information,” the team said. We won’t have any further comment at this time.”
Brown has irritated the Steelers with some of the embarrassing situations he has gotten himself into off the field over the past year or so, and this will likely add to that. Most recently, the star wide receiver found himself facing a lawsuit from a man who says Brown nearly killed a toddler in a reckless fit of rage while throwing items off an apartment balcony.
Antonio Brown is facing some disturbing allegations after a lawsuit was filed against him earlier this month, but he insists he is being blamed for the actions of another person.
A lawsuit filed against Brown states that the Steelers wide receiver nearly killed a 22-month-old child during a reckless fit of rage at his high-end apartment complex back in April. The man suing him, who is the father of the young boy, says Brown threw furniture and other items off his 14th-floor balcony and nearly hit the toddler, which has since traumatized him and led to night terrors.
According to new court documents obtained by TMZ, Brown acknowledged that items were, in fact, launched off the balcony of his apartment. However, he claims “the acts were committed by another individual who was also present at the time of the incident.”
A police report states that Brown’s personal trainer and “another gentleman” were trying to calm him down when police arrived, so it’s unclear whom Brown is accusing of throwing the items out of the apartment. He also called the lawsuit a “blatant shakedown” from a man who is trying to exploit his young child for financial gain.
Information from police reports appears to confirm that Brown did lose his temper. He apparently returned home from a 10-day trip to discover that someone had stolen a large sum of money and a firearm from his apartment, which is what sparked the alleged meltdown.
The latest installment of the long-running “Madden NFL” video game came out back in August, but Tom Brady has not been able to bring himself to play the newest edition instead of the one he fortunate enough to grace the cover of last year. On Monday, he finally decided to move on.
In a funny video he shared on Instagram, Brady passed the torch to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is the cover athlete for “Madden NFL 19.”
Brady playing Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You” in the background was a great touch. Between that video and the joke he cracked about Rob Gronkowski after Sunday’s thrilling victory, No. 12 is on a bit of a social media hot streak.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict appeared to be up to some of his old tricks in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he is not expected to add to his impressive total of games he has been suspended for.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Burfict is unlikely to be suspended for his hit on Antonio Brown, but the league will review his actions on that play and some others for a possible fine.
#Bengals oft-suspended LB Vontaze Burfict is not expected to be suspended for his actions on Sunday, but I’m told there are several plays that will be reviewed for a potential fine. Presumably, one is an elbow to @AB84’s head.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2018
Burfict delivered a hit to Brown’s head and neck area on Sunday after the star wide receiver had already been wrapped up, though no flag was thrown. Brown was shaken up on the play and left the field, but he was able to return a short time after.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 14, 2018
Burfict has a long history of being fined and suspended for illegal hits, and the Steelers have tried to return the favor in the past. While his latest hit on Brown was not nearly as egregious as some of the plays we have seen from the linebacker in the past, you can understand why he doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers stunned the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday with a late touchdown to shake up the AFC North race.
With the Steelers driving and seemingly poised to try a long Chris Boswell field goal down 21-20 with under 20 seconds to go in the 4th, the Bengals took a risk and blitzed in the hope of knocking Pittsburgh out of field goal range. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stood tall and immediately found Antonio Brown over the middle, who took it 31 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with just ten seconds left.
ANTONIO BROWN TO THE HOUSE! pic.twitter.com/I2sMuUTt8M
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 14, 2018
This is a huge win. The Bengals were looking at a 5-1 record and a chance to put some real distance between themselves and the Steelers, but Brown turned that narrative on its head after a tough day personally. In one play, the Steelers suddenly looked like contenders again, while the Bengals were facing new questions about their staying power.
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Controversial Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has injected himself into the team’s rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers once again.
Burfict came in late with what looked to be a helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown when the receiver already appeared wrapped up.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 14, 2018
A reverse angle actually demonstrated that Burfict looked like he got more of teammate Jessie Bates with his helmet than he did Brown.
THIS IS AN ATTACK ON A GUY'S HEAD.
— pat muldowney (@patmuldowney) October 14, 2018
Both Brown and Bates actually left the game, though Brown returned very quickly and Bates came back a bit later.
Burfict has a long history against the Steelers, and Pittsburgh players have pretty clearly demonstrated that they don’t like him either. The hit and the manner of it certainly looked unnecessary and potentially dangerous, but no flag was thrown on the play.
Antonio Brown is facing some disturbing allegations after a lawsuit was filed against him earlier this week, but the Pittsburgh Steelers star insists he did nothing wrong.
In a brief statement on Thursday, Brown addressed the “false claims” that have been made against him and said he will continue to focus on football while the facts prove his innocence.
Antonio Brown on recent legal issues: “It has now been made public that two lawsuits containing false claims have been filed against me. The facts will soon come out that prove my innocence. My focus will remain on football and I will not let the cases serve as a distraction.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2018
The lawsuit states that Brown nearly killed a 22-month-old child during a reckless fit of rage at his high-end apartment complex back in April. The man suing him, who is the father of the young boy, says Brown threw furniture and other items off his 14th-floor balcony and nearly hit the toddler, which has since traumatized him and led to night terrors.
Police reports appear to confirm that Brown did, indeed, go ballistic. He apparently returned home from a 10-day trip to discover that someone had stolen a large sum of money and a firearm from his apartment, which is what sparked the alleged meltdown.
Brown has had somewhat of a tumultuous year with the Steelers, and some of his behavior at one point led people to believe he wanted to be traded.