Judge Orders Antonio Brown To Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

     

On Friday, Antonio Brown appeared before a judge in handcuffs and a jail-issued jumpsuit for his bond hearing.

TMZ Sports reports that prosecutors int he case argued that Brown should be kept in custody because of the severity of his charges and that he’s a legitimate flight risk.

However, Brown’s attorneys downplayed the concerns.

“We’re talking about scratches,” one of Brown’s attorneys said.

The judge ultimately determined that Brown will be able to leave jail and set his bond for burglary with a battery charge at $100,000. Although, there are a number of stipulations for his release including a GPS monitor requirement, he must relinquish his firearms, have no contact with the alleged victim and surrender his passport.

Beyond that, the judge ordered Brown to undergo a mental health evaluation that will need to take place within 10 days of his release.

Brown’s lawyers say he was “overcharged” and they believe when they return to court again the charges will be very different. According to Cameron Wolfe, Brown is currently facing a potential life felony on the burglary with battery charges. 

Brown turned himself in to police on Thursday after police recently issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police officers reportedly attempted to speak to Brown on Tuesday but he locked himself in his home and refused to speak to them. 

Brown allegedly threw rocks at a moving company truck and then attacked the driver over a dispute stemming from payment for a scheduled delivery.

Brown’s trainer, Glenn Holt, was however arrested Tuesday at his Hollywood, Fla. home. Holt faces one felony count of burglary with assault or battery for his role in the incident.

Brown, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his five-year, $72.71 million contract when the Steelers traded him to the Raiders back in March. 

The Raiders later signed Brown to a new contract worth $50.125 million and includes $30.125 million guaranteed. However, Oakland made the decision to release Brown before the start of the season and he later signed a one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the Patriots.

Brown lasted just 11 days in New England.  

In 2019, Brown appeared in one game for the Patriots and caught four passes for 56 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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