Antonio Brown Facing Life In Prison
Antonio Brown is facing life in prison over his recent arrest.
Brown turned himself in to authorities this week after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The entire situation stemmed from an altercation between Brown and a moving truck company.
Brown was charged with burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief less than $1,000.
While none of those charges sound serious, the penalty that accompanies them is. If convicted, Brown could face life in prison.
Obviously the odds are against that happening, but is still a possibility.
On Friday, Brown’s attorney Lorne Berkley insisted his client was overcharged.
My SportsCenter package on Antonio Brown’s day in court and subsequent release: pic.twitter.com/dpsM7zNwF2
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“They overcharged him,” he said.
“Once a thorough investigation is done, we believe the charges filed will most likely be very different than they are right now.”
Brown stands accused of throwing rocks at a moving truck and driver and attacking said driver over a payment dispute. His trainer Glenn Holt was arrested as well for allegedly participating in the incident.
Brown started last year as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. From there he was traded to the Oakland Raiders, with whom he did not play a single regular season outing before getting cut.
After that, he signed with the New England Patriots – only to be released following the revelation of sexual abuse allegations made against him.
Brown has not played in the NFL since September 2019.