Antonio Brown Found Guilty Of Reckless Driving


Paul Rasmussen reports that Steelers WR Antonio Brown was found guilty Tuesday morning of reckless driving.

Brown was not present for the summary of the trail, but an officer says that Brown was driving over 100 miles an hour in a 45 MPH zone last November.

Brown was sentenced to over $400 in fines and fees and has 30 days to pay or appeal the verdict.

This is one of a few legal matters Browns is involved in. He’s facing a lawsuit for allegedly throwing furniture off a 14th floor balcony in Florida and is now seeking full custody of his daughter after a recent dispute with the girl’s mother.

Brown has been the subject of trade rumors this offseason and his future with the Steelers remains in question. 

Brown, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He’s currently in the third year of his five-year, $72.71 million contract that included a $19 million signing bonus and stands to make base salaries of $12.625 million and $11.3 million over the next two years of the agreement.

Trading Brown would be really tough for the Steelers, considering that they would take a $21.12 million cap hit by moving him before June 1. After that, the dead money hit drops to $7.04 million with the remainder being carried on their 2020 salary cap.

In 2018, Brown appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Brown as the news is available. 

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How about a Antonio Brown for Odell Beckham Jr. trade? This trade would benefit both clubs tremendously. The Steelers would be able to use Schuster more in the slot, with OBJ on the outside and Washington as a deep field threat. The GMEN would have only 3 years of a more manageable Brown contract to deal with for starters. Brown is still a top 2 wide receiver in the NFL and has shown no signs of slowing. He would be a perfect compliment to Shepard, Engram and Barkley. Without any doubt, the offense would become more of a cohesive unit… Read more »