Raiders' Antonio Brown Sued over $38,000 Unpaid Bill by Chef

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 15, 2019

Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown during NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown is facing a civil lawsuit after allegedly failing to pay $38,521.20 to a chef during the Pro Bowl in 2018.

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Stefano Tedeschi filed the suit in Osceola County, Florida, last month. He says he was hired to prepare food for multiple days at a home Brown rented in Orlando but was wrongfully terminated before receiving payment.

"I've cooked for countless NFL superstars and celebrities," Tedeschi said. "Never once have I had one problem [until this]. My food is so good, and my mannerisms in someone's home is second to none."

Tedeschi is apparently known as "The Sports Chef" and has cooked for Larry Fitzgerald, Drew Brees and Jameis Winston, among others, without incident.

As Fowler noted, Brown has been involved in multiple legal disputes throughout the past few years, including several civil suits.

The receiver faced two lawsuits from an incident where he allegedly yelled at a security guard and threw items off a balcony in April 2018. He also allegedly pushed the mother of his child to the ground in January, according to Fowler, although no charges were filed.

Meanwhile, Brown has been at the center of a wild offseason.

In March, he forced a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Raiders. Brown also filed a grievance with the NFL over the use of his helmet and suffered frostbite on his feet over the past few weeks, although he returned to practice Tuesday.