Antonio Brown is a professional American football wide receiver.
Throughout his NFL, he has represented Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots.
He is currently a free agent.
Antonio Tavaris was born on July 10, 1988, to retired Arena Football League star Eddie Brown and Adrianne Moss.
He was raised in Miami, Florida with his younger brother, Desmond Brown.
His father, Mr. Eddie Brown, played for the Firebirds his entire career and was named the Greatest Footballer of All Time in 2006. A
Antonio’s net worth is $30 million.
Although he was born to an American football legend, he lived without a guardian most of his teenage years.
Eight-year-old Antonio spent hours running on the Firebirds field with his father and got to learn a few tricks of the game. His parents separated and his mother remarried.
Antonio did not get along with his stepfather, and when he was 16 years old, he left home for six months. During this period, he slept at his friends’ and classmates’ couches. He grew up in the Miami community that was characterized by dangerous gangs and violence.
The footballer attended Miami Norland High School, where he actively participated in football and track. He was among the best players and played running back, quarterback, wide receiver and punt returner. His excellent playing skills made him the Athlete of the Year (2005).
While doing track and field games, he led his team in capturing a state title in 41.50 seconds.
After high school, he enrolled at Carolina Tech Prep where he passed 1247 yards and 11 touchdowns while playing quarterback. He was awarded a scholarship at Florida International University while undertaking his prep classes. He, however, was expelled before the kick-off of the football season due to disputes.
He enrolled at the University of Michigan after recommendations on his superb football skills from his former coach. He played 14 games and had 102 receptions for 1003 yards and 6 touchdowns in his freshman season. As a wide receiver in the college, he won the Mid American Conference Freshman of the Year award (2007).
Due to his efforts, he was selected as a punt returner for the 2012 Pro Bowl and became the first player to have more than 1000 yards receiving and returning in one year in NFL history.
He continued posting higher receptions, and in 2017, he was ranked fourth in the list of NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
He continued to play with the Steelers by signing an extension contract worth $68 million with a $17 million annual price tag. In the same year, he was named first-team All-Pro in his sixth Pro Bowl that year.
In 2018, he was ranked among the best NFL players according to the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 list.
On March 13, 2019, the footballer was officially traded to Oakland Raiders. He did not attend several games due to his foot injuries. During his time with the Raiders, he had several issues for wearing a helmet that did not meet NFL standards and was also involved in confrontations with his general manager.
Antonio joined the New England Patriots with a one year contract worth $15 million and a $9 million signing bonus. He was released on September 20 after allegations of sexual misconduct. The woman accused him of sending intimidating text messages to her.
As of 2020, his career stats are: Receptions: 841 Yards: 11,263 Touchdowns: 75 Career achievements
In 2017, he was one of the highest-paid wide receivers at the time, having extended his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for $68 million. His contract with the Oakland Raiders was worth more than $50 million.
In 2019, it was reported that Antonio Brown salary was about $17 million.
On September 20, he was let go by the New England Patriots after he allegedly sexually assaulted an artist. He had hired the artist to work at his home in Pennsylvania. January 2020 Antonio got into an ugly misunderstanding with his ex-girlfriend in front of their children. He even threw cuss words and disrespectful abuses at the police.
The police reported that they had dealt with Brown’s disrespectful behavior too many times.
On January 21, Antonio was accused of burglary with battery by a moving truck driver. Antonio reportedly refused to pay the driver $4,000 for moving his goods from California to Florida. He even threw a rock at the truck and denied to finance the damages.
The footballer has not yet married, but is a father of 5 kids. He has two children from previous relationships and three sons with his long-time girlfriend, Chelsie Kyriss.
Due to Brown’s recent allegations and erratic behavior, Kyriss revealed that she has distanced herself and her three sons from the player.
She further added that the player needed medical attention and filed a lawsuit to get primary custody for their kids.
Chelsea gave birth to two kids, Kellen, and Brooklyn Green before her current relationship.
As we have already mentioned, the American footballer has five children. Their names are Atanyiah, Ali, Antonio Jr., Autonomy and Apollo.