Lawyer representing Antonio Brown in civil lawsuit for sexual assault and rape files motion to withdraw

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Antonio Brown has been fired, again.

Last month, agent Drew Rosenhaus severed ties with the troubled receiver. Now, Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com reports that the lawyer representing Brown in a civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and rape has filed a motion to withdraw.

An effort like this can arise from one of several different reasons. The lawyer possibly isn’t getting paid — a not-uncommon occurrence for those who provide services to Brown.

Whatever the catalyst or cause(s), Brown will now have to find someone else to represent him against a claim that could get very expensive, if a jury concludes that the alleged victim is telling the truth.

The news comes at a time when Brown has launched an attempted redemption tour that has yet to win any real sympathy or support. After months of misbehavior and social-media misadventures, it will be very difficult for Brown to change the national narrative that emerged, one tweet and/or Instagram post at a time.