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Antonio Brown Gets Probation After Pleading No Contest in January 2020 Battery

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 12, 2020

ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 15 de septiembre de 2019, aparece Antonio Brown, receptor de los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra, durante un partido ante los Dolphins de Miami (AP Foto/Lynne Sladky, archivo)
Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

Antonio Brown received probation after pleading no contest to burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief stemming from an alleged attack on a moving truck driver in Florida in January.

Per Steve Owen of WPLG TV in Miami, the judge sentenced Brown to two years of probation and required him to complete a 13-week anger management course and undergo a psychological evaluation. 

Per TMZ Sports, Brown has also been ordered to stay away from the two victims and serve 100 hours of community service. 

Carson Hancock, Brown's attorney, released a statement on behalf of his client after the judge's decision:

Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

Statement from Antonio Brown’s attorney, Carson Hancock, on the resolution of AB’s felony burglary and assault/battery case. Brown’s status with the NFL remains under review. https://t.co/BSkvx4Bjb6

Owen did note Brown is allowed to travel anywhere in the country for work under terms of his probation. This would permit him to potentially return to the NFL if a team wants to sign him.

Brown turned himself in to Broward County Jail in January after an arrest warrant was issued. The seven-time Pro Bowler was alleged to have attacked a driver after throwing rocks at a moving company truck. 

The 31-year-old Brown is subject to suspension by the league under the personal conduct policy stemming from this case and accusations of rape and sexual assault in a lawsuit filed by his former trainer. He has also been accused of sexual misconduct by a female artist, per Sports Illustrated'Robert Klemko.

Brown has been a free agent since being released by the New England Patriots last September. 

 

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