Antonio Brown’s Legal Team Responds To Truck Driver Filing Lawsuit Against Him

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Antonio Brown only got to celebrate his new contract with the tampa Bay Bucs for two weeks before he got some unfortunate news regarding an incident that took place last year.

On Friday, it was announced that Brown is facing a civil lawsuit over allegations of assault and battery from an altercation with a moving truck driver.

The moving truck driver, Anton Tumanov, claims that he was “met with resistance and violence” from Brown and his trainer Glenn Holt and is seeking more than $30,000 in damages.

Brown’s attorney, Sean Burstyn, released a statement on the matter:

“We are disappointed, but not surprised, that this gentleman has reappeared well over a year after the incident,” Burstyn said in a statement. “It is telling that instead of in any way describing any injury, Mr. Tumanov goes into great detail about Antonio Brown being a ‘well-known athlete, member of the National Football League, and active player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.’ We believe that speaks for itself as to the economic motivation here.”

It was just last month when Brown signed a one-year with Tampa Bay that could be worth up to $6.25 million.