Antonio Brown Not Going To Court

April 21st, 2021

Free agent WR Antonio Brown.

Well, this may clear some things up.

One reason people suspected the Bucs — or other NFL teams — had not yet signed (former?) Bucs free agent wide receiver, furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing Antonio Brown was that he was preparing to go to court in a civil case where the defendant claimed Brown assaulted her.

Well, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Brown has settled with the defendant and this case will not go to court. It’s over.

So, does this mean the Bucs are still players for Brown? Of will this prompt other teams to get involved and maybe drive up Brown’s price.

As Joe is typing this here article, in 90 minutes Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht is expected to speak about the draft. Joe is fairly certain Licht will be asked about this Brown development.


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35 Responses to “Antonio Brown Not Going To Court”

  1. All lives matter Says:

    If Brown decides to hold our feet to the fire and demand more, I say sayonara AB. Thanks for the memories.

  2. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    He was a head case before the possible court date.

    I don’t think he can “settle” his way out of being a head case.

  3. Bird Says:

    I think more teams will get involved

    May wait until after draft to see if they can get their young stud in draft

  4. AlV Says:

    Rick Stroud just reported that look for AB to sign with the Bucs soon.

  5. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    What a time to be a BUCS fan! These are our problems LOL

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    MAGA Make Antonio Great Again

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    Would not surprise me if a contingency in the Buc’s contract offer was a non-court settlement.

    Maybe this will clear up the Brown situation and he will sign as soon as the settlement check clears.

  8. Bird Says:


    Good find. Here is tweet:

    Was just told the #GoBucs negotiations with Antonio Brown are “99 percent” done. He will be reunited with Tom Brady.

  9. Ben green Says:

    I’m sure he admitted no wrongdoing but paid a heavy price for that. He’s an expensive insurance policy now. They clearly don’t “need” him. On the other hand, you can never have enough great players. Injuries happen and can derail a season. The injury bug always seems to bite defending champs.

  10. Casual Observer Says:

    I think Brady can keep him on the right path if anyone can. He would be a terrific signing, imo. What an offense.

  11. lambeau Says:

    So AB finally listened to the lawyers and wrote a check–Tom must have explained to him that the draft is only a week away and there’s a lot of talk about WR’s.

  12. Mitch Says:

    That was my biggest hang up on him resigning with the bucs. Sign him back to the team, but keep the same policy. One mistake and you are out the door.

  13. SlyPirate Says:

    Another day another AB article.

    Good news! Only 7 more AB articles until the draft.

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    813bucboi Says:
    April 21st, 2021 at 8:46 am
    AB will sign after the draft…

    book it!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

    been saying this since they signed fournette….AB will sign around draft time…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  15. Leighroy Says:

    +1 Mitch, spot on. Zero tolerance policy should not change.

  16. ClodHopper Says:

    That’s a game changer. Before I was indifferent. Now I’m fully on board. Sign him.

  17. Roy T. Buford Says:

    His price just went up quite a bit. He is still a PR and team liability, but not nearly as bad. The Bucs likely can’t afford him now. But I’m not saying they should have already signed him. He’s likely gone.

  18. PatsBucsfan4years Says:

    ABnormal to re-sign with Tampa Brady’s… Buccaneers had to sweeten the deal with a brand new highchair, year supply of Gerber Baby food (peas&carrots) and a shiny Tricycle 👍🏻🍻

  19. Joe Says:

    Another day another AB article.

    Good news! Only 7 more AB articles until the draft.

    Let Joe guess, Joe should have ignored this breaking news because you are pining to read something on Justin Watson?

  20. bucsfan4life Says:

    Rick Stroud reporting that we should be signing AB “soon” he expects

  21. Game film doesn't lie Says:

    This is good for past transgressions…I still think AB is a great talent. We are better with him. That being said. I would still offer incentive heavy contract with playing time guarantees. We now only have to worry about the future freakouts, when that eventually happens..

  22. Bucanero Says:

    Sign Antonio!

  23. George Tilley Says:

    Glad for A.B, lifestyle change, n becoming the man Jehovah God gifted him to be, as noted the work continues. A.B keep the Faith n the Great work u do one the field n off, My Brother.

  24. George Tilley Says:

    Glad for A.B, lifestyle change, n becoming the man Jehovah God gifted him to be, as noted the work continues. A.B keep the Faith n the Great work u do one the field n off, My Brother.

  25. alton d green Says:

    I can think of 31 other teams that would LOVE to be in the Buc’s shoes

  26. Bucs Guy Says:

    Unfortunately for the Bucs, it could make it more difficult to re-sign him as others teams may jump in now. Good for AB personally to get this behind him though. It will allow him to focus more on football.

  27. Mike Says:

    Bucs have spent their FA money. They need to make some moves to free up cap space to be able to sign draft picks. Not sure whether we can do anything with Brown at this point.

  28. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Bring him back.

  29. Pigsueybucsfan Says:

    Great reply Joe! GO bucs!

  30. MarkR Says:

    No one in the draft at Bucs draft position is even close to AB talentwise. He’s worth the risk even if he doesn’t finish the season. Arians is loyal to ME but AB should really start in his place in two receiver sets.

  31. David Says:

    Sign him. Quickly before others pounce. 2 mil per for 2 years

  32. DRFEELGOOD Says:

    That’s great and means we can ignore WR in the draft unless we don’t plan on keeping CG.

  33. DRFEELGOOD Says:

    And for the Bucs, unlike any other team, I firmly believe he will behave because of the Brady Effect. I have ZERO character concerns for AB if he is here. If he signs elsewhere, I would have huge concerns. But, not once a headcase, always a headcase. I am a psychiatrist and I assure you that people with mental issues can be effecitvely stabilized and live normal lives with meds and therapy. We don’t know if he has done that but just hoping to make a point.

  34. Johnny o Says:

    hi kids: you got to believe a significant incentive for AB to settle the civil suit was the lack of market contracts offers. his agent is telling him “we settle this case and we’ll get teams to make realistic offers”. if that’s true, sounds like he’s gone. Have a good life Antonio! go BUCS!

  35. adam from ny Says:

    whom ever signs his is also going to pay for the check he just cut this lady…

    his price went up…

    and a check has been cut…

    now he will want that money all inclusive when he signs…

    he is now clear and good to go…

    until his next incident 🙂