Antonio Brown’s lawyer calls misconduct allegations “baseless and false”

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Antonio Brown‘s lawyer has responded to word that his client was involved, but not arrested, in a domestic dispute in Florida last month.

Hollywood, Florida police confirmed that they looked into an allegation of misconduct made against Brown before determining that he would not be arrested. Brown’s attorney Darren Heitner denied any wrongdoing by his client.

“The allegations are baseless and false,” Heitner said in a statement to ESPN. “It’s unfortunate that the media is trying to use distractions like this and prior stories in an effort to tarnish my client’s name and reputation. We have no further comment.”

Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten issued a statement to PFT on Tuesday.

“We were made aware earlier today of the alleged incident involving Antonio Brown last month in Florida. We are still in the process of gathering information, consequently we have no further comment at this time.”

Brown was sued last year for allegedly throwing furniture off the balcony of a 14th floor apartment and nearly hitting a child and his grandfather. Brown called those false claims, but there’s been no word of the suit being dropped or dismissed at this point.

That’s Brown’s off-field plate. Where he’ll be on the field remains an open question as the offseason gets into full swing.

57 responses to “Antonio Brown’s lawyer calls misconduct allegations “baseless and false”

  1. An old saying comes to mind here…..How do you know when a lawyer is lying??!!
    I think we all know the answer to that one!!!

  2. Why were the police called? The cover up is always worse than the crime. It seems that any time a Steelers player is involved, the police are always covering up for them.

    Ben, James Harrison, now this..Pretty big list through the years.

  3. Brown is like a defendant on a Datline Special. The person’s current ‘situation’ sounds possibly like they are being wrongly accused until 30 minutes in, they tell you how the guys last 2 wives mysteriously fell off cliffs as well.

  4. Charges won’t be filed, so in their mind “nothing happened and it’s false”…..while we all know something did happen.

  5. That’s totally inappropriate. It’s lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous.
    — Jackie Chiles

  6. “It’s unfortunate that the media is trying to use distractions like this and prior stories in an effort to tarnish my client’s name and reputation. We have no further comment.”

    Brown tarnished his reputation all on his own. Blaming the media for his negative actions no surprise there

  7. How does AB get linked both to DV and throwing furniture off a balcony? Think of all the high profile athletes out there that never are linked to stuff like this. Even if he did nothing in these two instances, the fact that he put himself in that position says a lot. He may be guilty of nothing under the law, but he certainly is guilty of poor judgment.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    February 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm
    Why were the police called?
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    Probably a 3rd a party…. Some people see an athlete or favorite masked singer and get excited and don’t know how to act… they asks him for autograph, or photo, inappropriately while he is eating dinner or family time… Brown loses his cool… yells at the person and the cops get called.. by someone not involved…

    It wouldn’t be a surprise as Brown has shown issues with controlling his attitude and actions.

  9. Meanwhile, in Boston, the Patriots are having a parade.
    _____________________________________________________
    Steelers have had 6, it’s not all that its cracked up to be.

  10. I think that Brown has done a pretty good job of tarnishing his own name and reputation. You don’t call the police to your house unless there’s something NOT good going on.

  11. When things like this comes up, it gets pretty clear pretty quickly how much benefit of the doubt someone has, or hasn’t, earned.

  12. What else is his lawyer going to say? “My client is guilty as sin?” Looks like Mr Brown is digging quite a hole for himself. somehow I don’t think this is going to end well.

  13. Not to fear. AB is going to do an instagram interview to tell his side of the story. Right after he does that instagram interview about his side of the AWOL story and right after he calls Art Rooney.

  14. steelcurtainn says:

    February 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Meanwhile, in Boston, the Patriots are having a parade.
    _____________________________________________________
    Steelers have had 6, it’s not all that its cracked up to be.

    ___________________________________________

    Oh, so the Steelers choked on purpose to avoid another parade? Got it.

  15. Is this the same guy that had advised Brown to skip practices, go AWOL and incommunicado with the team, then call Tomlin on Sunday morning to tell him Brown is available to play that day? A game the Steelers were fighting for their playoff lives?
    Or to leave the game at halftime, after strolling the sidelines in a fur coat like a DIVA?
    I’m sure his credibility is totally trustworthy.

  16. I TOLD YA (YEARS AGO) that antonia brown is a low character guy.

    Oh… by the way … Vontaze Burfict has never been arrested in his life.

    Have a nice day.

  17. steelcurtainn says:
    February 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm
    Meanwhile, in Boston, the Patriots are having a parade.
    _____________________________________________________
    Steelers have had 6, it’s not all that its cracked up to be.
    ————————————————
    Wasn’t it the Steelers that scheduled their parade before the Super Bowl and then preceded to lose the game?
    I know the 2001 Steelers had made travel plans to the Super Bowl before they played the Pats in the AFC Championship game b/c there was only one week between the AFCCG and the SB that year because of 9/11. The Pats waited until after the game to make travel plans and then did so b/c they were going to the SB not the Steelers.
    Bill Belichick made sure it was bulletin board material.

  18. Lawyers and Media members. Two of the only occupations where you’re paid to sensationalize and create stories that may drastically affect someone’s life.

  19. Big Ben was never charged.
    Kareem Hunt was never charged.
    Ray Rice got a joke of a plea deal.

    Ben did fine, and Hunt will be fine. Rice was discarded because he was past his prime already. Brown will get a shot somewhere, perhaps Dallas or Oakland/SF/Vegas.

  20. “Oh… by the way … Vontaze Burfict has never been arrested in his life.”

    Neither has AB.
    Vontaze has never been an All-Pro either
    AB also hasn’t lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to the league because of his on-field behavior

    Neither are role models, but I guess if we are splitting hairs….

  21. Brown’s contract makes him untradeable…The old Steelers principles makes him unkeepable…something’s gotta give!!!

  22. Antonio Brown’s criminal defense lawyer calling the allegations “baseless and false” does not really move the ball much imho.

  23. Vontaze Burfict has never been arrested,
    never been involved in any domestic dispute,
    never been sued for damaging condos, has never been cited for speeding 100 mph
    on McKnight Road, never yapped incessantly to the media, and never bought expensive customized cleats that celebrated a known felon.

    antonia brown has done all those things.

  24. All AB needs to do now is be caught doing something wrong with firearms and he’ll qualify as a leader for the Cowboys.

    Seriously though, can we wait for the facts to come out before we judge on this one? Seems sketchy to me. I get the furniture issue – there was evidence. Does not appear to be any in this particular situation.

  25. Teams like the 49ers may not want someone who has been accused, because they have a zero tolerance policy for misconduct. They cut Reuben Foster as soon as he was arrested in Tampa Bay but now the charges have been dropped by the police for insufficient evidence. There are rumors that the 9ers may trade for Brown, but it is unlikely now with the allegation.

  26. I’m a lawyer, not a criminal lawyer (thank god), but I don’t think I’ve ever said in response to a claim that “those allegations are absolutely true”.

  27. Sick of AB and his antics. My only hope as a Steelers’ fan is that this galvanizes the team, and they get back to playing hard nosed football. No Divas, no showboats. The organization has been supremely embarrassed, and if Dan were still around, I have to believe that some heads would roll. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m not sure AR 2 has the stomach for it. As an old school fan, I know I don’t have the stomach for the BS anymore.

  28. “It’s unfortunate that the media is trying to use distractions like this and prior stories in an effort to tarnish my client’s name and reputation. We have no further comment.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Translation: “How dare the media report similar incidents that show my client as the dirtbag he is. I need him to believe he is innocent and will win for as long as possible so I can maximize my own billable hours. I will not offer any facts whatsoever until forced to do so by a court. Please ensure my name is spelled correctly so that any future clients can find me and request my average services”

  29. sammyias says:
    February 5, 2019 at 3:12 pm
    Teams will not be lining up to trade for Brown, even as good as he is. Headcase Diva.
    **********************
    Giants should trade for him and put him opposite Odell. LOL

  30. steelcurtainn says:
    February 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm
    Meanwhile, in Boston, the Patriots are having a parade.
    _____________________________________________________
    Steelers have had 6, it’s not all that its cracked up to be…………………………….

    Not lately the Steelers haven’t !

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