Antonio Brown incident arose from his refusal to pay moving fee

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Antonio Brown has a long history of refusing to pay his bills, allegedly. His latest legal entanglement flows directly from Brown’s refusal to pay a bill for moving costs.

Via TMZ.com, court records include allegations that the problem arose when the driver of a moving truck with belongings Brown had stored in California arrived and requested $4,000 for the services and Brown refused to pay.

The driver refused to unload the property, and he then started to leave. Brown allegedly threw a rock at the vehicle, damaging it. The driver reported the incident to police.

The moving company later contacted the driver and asked him to deliver the property, after Brown had promised to pay $4,000 plus an extra $860 to cover damage to the truck and extra work time. When the driver returned, however, Brown refused to pay more than $4,000.

An argument ensued, and Brown allegedly “forced his way into the driver’s side of the main cabin and began to physically strike him.” Then, Glenn Holt (who has been arrested for felony burglary and battery) grabbed the keys and opened the truck so that Brown could recover his belongings.

Next, Brown and Holt began to unload the truck. The driver told them that they were also removing property that belonged to someone else. They allegedly threw the property back in the truck, damaging it.

Although Holt was arrested, Brown entered his house as police arrived. Police have been unable to contact him.

Brown can’t hide forever. Eventually, he’ll have to face the music for the criminal liability that potentially arises from a bungled and misguided effort to recover his own property. Which sounds a lot like the thing that ultimately put O.J. Simpson behind bars.

76 responses to “Antonio Brown incident arose from his refusal to pay moving fee

  1. Somewhere along the way, this guy developed an incredibly inflated and warped sense of entitlement, to go along with a hugely inflated ego. My guess is that it happens to many football players, given how they are often pampered if they’re highly skilled. In this case, it seems to have turned him psychotic.

  2. This is getting sad. AB is going to end up dead. This is the only place that this is going. This is not normal behavior for not even a big headed athlete

  3. Don’t blame this on CTE or mental health. That is just an excuse. Antonio Brown is just a garbage human being. And he’s the reason for it. Not mental, not anything. He’s just a pathetic human.

  4. He belongs in jail before he takes another step toward escalation of his behavior and someone is seriously hurt or killed. He’s getting worse and he needs help

  5. Why didnt he just move it all himself if he was so willing to do it in the first place? What an idiot! Its $4k he should have millions (probably doesn’t bc of multiple reason I can think of).

  6. Millionaire refuses to pay bills then beats up a blue collar worker trying to do his job.

    joke’s on us — AB’s plan all along is to be the most hated human alive. He’s in that locked house right now kicking puppies and phone-scamming the elderly.

  7. I hope AB gets the help he needs. He is simply checked out mentally. It’s sad to see this man self-destruct before our eyes.

  8. Can’t wait to hear how AB spins this latest circus act. He went too far and needs to do 5-10 years in jail. AB welcome to the MEAN MACHINE!!!
    No way an NFL team will touch him now. Go get your $55K from the XFL when you get out of jail. AB needs to realize he’s not above the law. In the next few months AB will be bankrupt living on the streets with no one to blame except himself.

  9. Am I the only one who is enjoying his downward spiral? I have no sympathy for these entitled, spoiled, athletes.

  10. Many know how this is going to end and it will be incredibly sad. ESPN will be doing a Documentary on his downfall much like what’s been done with Aaron Hernandez.

  11. Nothing bungled or misguided about it. Assault of a person, theft of company property, unauthorized entry, damage of a third party’s property, refusal to pay for services rendered, damage of company property and he let his trainer take the fall. Pretty sure this is criminal. But it’ll be swept under the rug by the movers and the DA will dismiss it, he’ll feel vindicated and do it again.

  12. As I have experienced in my life (numerous times) this douche needs a serious humbling!! The kind of humbling that makes a real and lasting impact.

  13. I am so glad Brady paid him special attention during his 10 days with the team while ignoring the rookies, and then proceeding to pout all year when BB had no choice but to cut this crazy loony bird.

  14. You can’t make this stuff up. Antonio Brown is going to be in prison soon. He wasted tens of millions of dollars and a chance to be one of the best WR in NFL history. What a shame.

  15. And the fanboys cant get enough of AB news! Heads are exploding. AB thanks you for the attention.

  16. People who are mentally ill do exhibit signs of paranoia and narcissim but this seems more like entitled bullying behavior. It’s 4K. The guy probably has that in the pocket of his bathrobe. Just pay him and move on with your life

  17. tb12bestqbevah says:
    January 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm
    Why aren’t the cops busting down his door? If this was any of us they’d already be storming the house.
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    Umm. Warrant.

  18. Can you believe Brady let this psycho stay at his house with his wife and kids?

  19. He thinks people should be honored to work for free for the great Antonio Brown, current Rapper, and former NFL superstar. IMO, this is who he is, he thinks all this stuff he does is cute because he’s a self-entitled jerk.

  20. $4000 to move items from CA to FL, then holding his items. That’s highway robbery and extortion, I don’t blame him. I want to know the fee they originally quoted him. I bet it was $1500. A good lawyer gets this thrown out and the moving company to pay the lawyer fees and drop the delivery fee. Ever see 2020 ? This is a moving company tactic that’s against the law and they just got exposed nationality for doing this to a high profile athlete. This is going to bite mayflower in the behind more than brown

  21. What kind of arrangements usually exist for a move? Do you pay the driver instead of the office?

  22. Odd that some of these NFL Divas have plenty of money for entertainment like “making it rain” in strip clubs but won’t pay normal everyday bills. Remember back in 2000 when Deion Sanders refused to pay a $4200 paint and repair bill to a body shop for his Mercedes saying “Jesus told him to only pay $1500”.

  23. This is the standard way to act nowadays, get service and refuse to pay for some reason. I wish this could serve as an example to people but AB has made himself look so bad already that all the people who could learn from this won’t.

  24. I used to work for a moving company when I was younger. It would have been awesome to move a professional athlete with that much money. Especially considering the possible tip. Too bad he most likely won’t be getting a tip from AB, but I’m sure the tip he’ll be getting from brown in the civil courts will be much higher than his tip would have been. And I agree with KJB0162 about this probably not being so much about mental illness as it is about narcissism and bullying.

  25. vikesfansteve says:
    January 22, 2020 at 8:18 pm
    $4000 to move items from CA to FL, then holding his items. That’s highway robbery and extortion, I don’t blame him. I want to know the fee they originally quoted him. I bet it was $1500. A good lawyer gets this thrown out and the moving company to pay the lawyer fees and drop the delivery fee. Ever see 2020 ? This is a moving company tactic that’s against the law and they just got exposed nationality for doing this to a high profile athlete. This is going to bite mayflower in the behind more than brown

    It costs like $800 to move across town, if the pack it up and all.

  26. What kind of idiot moving company requires their driver to collect cash on delivery anyway? I ship a lot of stuff, and haven’t done COD since the 80s.

  27. vikesfansteve says:
    January 22, 2020 at 8:18 pm
    $4000 to move items from CA to FL, then holding his items. That’s highway robbery and extortion, I don’t blame him. I want to know the fee they originally quoted him. I bet it was $1500. A good lawyer gets this thrown out and the moving company to pay the lawyer fees and drop the delivery fee. Ever see 2020 ? This is a moving company tactic that’s against the law and they just got exposed nationality for doing this to a high profile athlete. This is going to bite mayflower in the behind more than brown
    ——————————————————————————————
    If hiring professional movers for a relocation, you can expect to pay at least $1,000. As mentioned above, the American Moving and Storage Association states that the average cost of a local household move is $2,300, and the average cost of a long distance move is $4,300.Mar 27, 2018

    Allied movers quote: Cost of Moving from California to Florida
    The average cost of a cross-country move is dependent upon many variables but will range anywhere from $5000-$8000. The average moving cost from California to Florida with Allied is $4,503.66.

    Consumer affairs reports: Average moving costs
    The average cost for a local move under 100 miles is $80–$100 per hour for two movers. While a long-distance move is significantly more expensive. On average, it costs $2,000–$5,000 per move for more than 100 miles.

  28. AB seems to have a hard time paying for services. Makes you wonder how much money he actually has left.

  29. greglloydrules says:
    January 22, 2020 at 7:24 pm
    Enough with the mental illness excuses. Antonio Brown is a horrible human being and that’s all there is to it.
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    It’s not an excuse, he’s responsible for his actions in every sense. However, it does explain his actions and offers a possibility of how and why his life changed so quickly. He needs help just as much as he needs to make restitution for his actions. If you spend enough time with people you’ll understand that most “horrible human beings” are just broken human beings. It doesn’t excuse their actions, it doesn’t make them saints, or keep their actions from causing harm; its just the sad reality of life.

  30. Saddest of all is he’s getting zero help from the people around him. Instead of defusing this situation his personal trainer apparently participated in this attack. You surround yourself with leaches and yes men and you have zero people willing to actually help you when you really need it.

  31. “A good lawyer gets this thrown out and the moving company to pay the lawyer fees and drop the delivery fee. ”
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    He damaged the truck AND attacked the driver. In no scenario does the moving company end up paying his legal fees. Ben Matlock and Perry Mason combined couldn’t even get that outcome on TV. And next time you have a disagreement over price just go ahead and attack the guy and see how well that defense holds up for you.

  32. Vike and Hitt should learn how long distance movers work. Once your goods are on the van you have assigned them to the mover until payment is rendered. Same as with an auto mechanic. Understand now, guys?

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