Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown found himself trending for all the wrong reasons this weekend.
After a dramatic exit from the league, Brown has been in the headlines nonstop over the past year for a myriad of off-the-field matters.
That continued on Saturday, when a troubling video of him in a hotel pool blew up online.
The video largely speaks for itself:
This is sexual assault. And every man watching & egging it on is complicit. My gosh. Antonio Brown is a danger to society.
He puts his butt in her face twice. He wraps a scarf around her head & shoved her under water. He’s naked and grabs her from behind then flashes his junk. pic.twitter.com/bC6ANkgkaU
— Top-Of-Mind Rocky 🇺🇸 (@wavechaser2024) October 1, 2022
Reactions to the clip were those of absolute disgust. And folks immediately began to think about the possible legal ramifications for all parties involved.
The responses to the video were telling:
He needs to be locked up. Today
— Dave (@montani66) October 1, 2022
— Jamie Weeks (@James90352422) October 1, 2022
bro is going further off the deep end smh this is horrible
— honest braves fan (@CamNewtonFan69) October 1, 2022
Disgusting and vile.
— Teledamus’PoliticalDissident’ (@andPelops) October 1, 2022
According to the New York Post, the incident in question occurred “at the Armani Hotel Dubai shows” and left the woman at the center of it “fuming after the encounter.”
If the court of law chooses to see this sequence of events in the way that many fans do, as harassment, very serious legal consequences – including jail time – could follow.
Brown is obviously no stranger to the headlines. Between groupies making a bunch of money for sleeping with him, his slick way of getting revenge on models that try to expose him and his various female-related dramas – it is one thing after another with him.
One of the most impressive goalies in hockey history. https://t.co/FJy62W1RMl
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 30, 2022
This matter, in some ways, is just par for the course.
Will Brown have to pay a hefty legal price for it, though?
Time will tell.