Antonio Brown allegedly destroyed security camera, avoided charges before Bucs signing: report


Antonio Brown’s off-the-field troubles may not totally be behind him just yet.

According to the Miami Herald, the Tampa Bay Bucs wide receiver was accused last month of angrily destroying a surveillance camera and throwing his bicycle at a security-guard shack inside a gated community in Hollywood, Fla. where he lives.

The incident reportedly happened on Oct. 15 – about a week prior to signing his contract with the Bucs. Charges were not pressed against Brown for the alleged incident, though.

Per the police report obtained by the Miami Herald, law enforcement believed to have probably cause to charge Brown with misdemeanor criminal mischief, but the homeowners association president declined charges out of fear the star receiver “may retaliate against her employees.”

The HOA president, however, told the Miami Herald on Monday that it was not due to fear, but rather that the incident was too minor to press charges and that Brown had agreed to replace the broken camera.

The Hollywood police department “exceptionally cleared” the case on Nov. 5, per the police report.

A spokesperson for Brown told the Miami Herald that she has been assisting the NFL star for “several months to resolve certain minor disputes with the housing authority.”

“One of the issues involved difficulties that visiting friends and family experienced while attempting to access a visitor gate,” the spokesperson said. “That and all other issues have been fully and amicably resolved, and everyone is getting along just fine.”

The Bucs released a statement on Monday explaining they are aware of the incident.

Brown, 32, signed a one-year deal with the Bucs on Oct. 23 after playing just one game all last season with the New England Patriots before he was cut due to multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

He served an eight-game suspension at the start of the season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy stemming from several incidents – which included the aforementioned accusations as well as charges of burglary with battery and two misdemeanor charges related to a January arrest in which he allegedly threw a rock at a moving truck and refused to pay money for the damage.

Brown accepted a plea deal but remains on probation. He has agreed to complete 100 hours of community service and an anger management course.

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