WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- News surfaced on Monday, claiming that Antonio Brown was involved in an October 15 incident where he allegedly destroyed a security camera and a bicycle in his Florida residence.
- The NFL was not aware of the event prior to Brown’s return ang signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Brown could face another punishment from the league given the recent incident.
A revelation came up on Monday saying that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown allegedly ravaged a security camera and smashed a bicycle at a security cabin in his gated home in Florida.
The alleged incident believed to have occurred on October 15, roughly two weeks before the wide receiver signed with the Buccaneers.
Apparently, the NFL was clueless with last month’s event, which means it could yield another consequence for Brown’s career.
According to league’s network Tom Pelissero, the NFL “was not aware of the incident prior to reinstating Brown.”
Reacting to the incident, NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy told the Tampa Bay Times that they review “any such incident” like this one.
The complainant did not file any charges in fears that Brown “may retaliate against her employees.”
This incident could amplify Brown’s punishment for repeatedly breaking the NFL’s personal conduct rule. Per the league’s policy, players should report any kind of incident regardless whether an arrest was made or not.
“Failure to report an incident will be grounds for disciplinary action,” the policy reads. “This obligation to report is broader than simply reporting an arrest; it requires reporting to the league any incident that comes to the club’s or player’s attention which, if the allegations were true, would constitute a violation of the policy.”
The league has yet to announce what would be the possible sanction for Brown.
Having another offense is something that is new to Brown. During the first half of the NFL season, he was prohibited to play after he was charged with burglary and assault by a truck driver which happened in his residence. Moreover, Brown is facing multiple counts of rape and sexual misonduct filed by his former trainer which is yet to go on trial. This incident, though, had no merit in his current punishment by the league.