Antonio Brown was summoned for a deposition last month regarding a case against the former star WR for throwing furniture off his 14th story balcony, nearly hitting people below, and according to the lawyers present, it didn’t get well. Not in the slightest.
As if getting kicked off two NFL teams in less than a month was enough to turn Brown’s childish behavior around, in a 35-page motion requesting court sanctions this week, an opposing attorney in the lawsuit against Antonio Brown accused the star NFL wideout of being a belligerent lunatic during the questioning, per Yahoo Sports.
“Tumultuous tirades”, “defiant rants” and “profane language” where all quotes used to describe Brown’s behavior during the deposition, a deposition that the lawyer, George Minksi, now wants reissued due to Brown’s lack of cooperation.
The motion alleges Brown of the following –
- Arrived nearly 30 minutes late to the deposition.
- Acted “belligerent and pugnacious, refusing to answer the most routine of questions, despite there being no objection to the questioning coming from his counsel.”
- “[C]hanted, over and over, as if a mantra, a narrative of his own warped concept of the proceeding.”
- “Acting as if he was above the rule of law, [Brown] proceeded to make a mockery of the deposition process. [Brown’s] antics were so unreasonable that barely twenty  minutes into the deposition, his counsel asked for a break [so] he could speak with [Brown] about his demeanor.”
- “When the deposition resumed, [Brown] began texting on his cell phone. Regardless of multiple requests from his own counsel, and from the undersigned, [Brown] continued texting.”
- “After approximately 20-30 minutes, [Brown] required another break. When the deposition resumed [Brown] increased his level of obstructive behavior. At one point, [Brown] refused to answer any questions, instead saying ‘next question’ no less than 10 times.”
- “Soon thereafter, [Brown] started announcing a countdown, starting at ‘five  minutes,’ and counting down the minutes thereafter. Before noon [Brown] left the conference room.”
We’re just surprised Brown didn’t fart in the lawyers face…
Among the Minksi’s requests for a new disposition are for a court-appointed special master to oversee the proceedings and hold Brown accountable for his actions during the session.