Former landlord seeks immediate judgment against Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown recently settled a grievance with the Patriots. Brown hopefully set some of the money aside.

His former landlord, who filed suit against Brown for trashing a Miami apartment, filed a motion seeking immediate judgment for $209,000 in damages, Daniel Wallach, a legal analyst for TheAthletic.com, reports.

Brown stopped defending the case six months ago and never hired new counsel.

“Mr. Brown has failed to comply with two court orders, including failing to either file a notice indicating he wishes to proceed pro se or having an attorney file a Notice of Appearance on his behalf,” the motion reads, per Wallach.

“Mr. Brown’s lack of compliance creates the presumption that Mr. Brown has abandoned his claims and defenses in this law suit.”

The fully furnished apartment that Brown rented is valued at $7 million.

Brown gave two depositions in the case. The last came in December before a judge after the landlord argued in court papers filed after the Sept. 24 deposition that Brown was “extremely noncompliant and flagrantly disorderly,” that he showed up 30 minutes late for the deposition, and that Brown refused to “answer the most routine of questions.”

Brown’s previous attorneys filed a motion to withdraw seven months ago, according to the motion filed Tuesday.

“Over six months has elapsed since the Court’s Order requiring Mr. Brown to retain new counsel and five months has elapsed since the hearing on the Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,” Tuesday’s filing reads, per Wallach.

“Mr. Brown’s failure to retain new counsel is clearly willful, knowing and intentional.”

17 responses to “Former landlord seeks immediate judgment against Antonio Brown

  1. Not going to feel sorry for him since he’s an unsympathetic character and he stopped defending the suit, but $209,000 is A LOT of damage to an apartment. You could gut the place down to the studs and rebuild the whole apartment for that kind of money. Does that include legal fees, possibly?

  2. mogogo1 says:
    July 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm
    Not going to feel sorry for him since he’s an unsympathetic character and he stopped defending the suit, but $209,000 is A LOT of damage to an apartment. You could gut the place down to the studs and rebuild the whole apartment for that kind of money. Does that include legal fees, possibly?

    You couldn’t even replace the furnishings & appliances in a $7m condo for $209k.

  3. “Mr. Brown’s failure to retain new counsel is clearly willful, knowing and intentional.”

    Not to defend this moron, but I’m pretty sure he lives in his own consequence free fantasy land. Guy probably fired his lawyer and forgot about it, like that took care of the problem.

  4. With all the crap going on in the world right now it’s kinda refreshing seeing news about the shenanigans of AB.

  5. Given that he is easily in the running for most unlikeable person in the history of sports, I have no qualms with sitting back with a cold drink and continuing to enjoy the unfolding soap opera that is the disastrous train wreck of Antonio Brown. How will it all end? Tune in next week…

  6. I had a professor in graduate school and he had a cartoon on his door that stated “Nobody is completely useless. They can always serve as a bad example.” It seems AB is good for that at least. He’s an ideal person to look at about how not to live your life.

  7. @whenwilliteverend:
    I think all of the other bad examples wouldn’t want him on their team either, maybe the terrible examples team would consider letting him join.

  8. Brown is a really great receiver…so…whatever he does off the field doesn’t matter.

  9. How long before he sues the NFL for nobody signing him? Sounds a bit too familiar…..

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