Antonio Brown is a famous American football player, better known for his various controversies.
What is Antonio Brown’s net worth?
At the time this article is written the eccentric professional football player, Antonio Brown, has a net worth of $20 million. Also, he has had NFL contracts worth $77 million, but this amount includes money that he didn’t earn in the end because he had to deal with various personal conduct fines and controversies.
Childhood and teenage years
Antonio Brown was born in July 1988 in Florida, Miami. He started to play American football at Miami Norland High School as a punt returner and a wide receiver. During college, Antonio Brown played football for the Central Michigan team. Here he received awards for the MAC Special Teams Player of the Year two times, and two times the First Team All-American award.
From 2010 until 2018 Antonio Brown played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the 2010 NFL Draft, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as #195.
As an NFL football player, Antonio Brown won two-time First Team All-Pro, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and in 2010 an AFC Championship. Also, in 2014 he was the NFL Receiving Yards Leader and was named the AFC Offensive Co-Player of the Year.
Antonio Brown was the first NFL player to have at least five catches and 50 receiving yards in 35 consecutive games and the first NFL player to have 1,000 yards returning. Also, he was the first NFL player with back-to-back seasons with at least 125 receptions. In 2014 Antonio was the AFC Receiving Touchdowns Leader, and in 2014 and 2015 he was the NFL Receptions Leader.
In 2019 Antonio Brown has briefly played for Oakland Raiders. His contract with this team ended even before the season started because he had some altercations with the general manager. Also, he received fines worth $125,000.
However, on September 9, 2019, Antonio signed with the New England Patriots a one-year deal. But he was cut from the Patriots on September 20 due to other problems with the law.
Antonio Brown indicated that he might retire from the NFL in the 2020 offseason. As he didn’t respect the league’s personal conduct policy, he was suspended for the first eight weeks of the 2020 NFL season.
The football player signed in October 2020 a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In February 2021 the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl.
Antonio Brown was released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team in week 17 of the 2021 NFL season because he was the protagonist of a gesture, probably without precedent in the world of sports. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 28-24 win over the New York Jets was overshadowed by an episode featuring Antonio Brown. In the third quarter, out of the blue, the athlete from the Florida team took off his equipment and went to the locker room. His colleague Mike Evans tried to calm him down but to no avail. Brown threw his shirt into the stands and “celebrated” his retirement from the field with the supporters. Overseas media claim that this could be the American football player’s last appearance in the NFL.
Antonio Brown has won $77 million during his entire NFL career. If he had not been involved in various scandals and controversies, his career earnings would have topped $100 million.
In June 2010 Antonio signed a three-year deal with the Steelers for $1.288 million. Two years later, in 2012, they signed a five-year extension for $42.5 million.
Antonio continued to play for the Steelers and in 2017 he signed a four-year extension for $68 million and they paid him around $17 million per year. This amount was enough to make him the highest-paid wide receiver in the history of the NFL at that time.
In 2019 Antonio Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders team for a three-year contract worth $50 million. If everything would have worked according to the plan the football player should have received a signing bonus of $30 million.
But Antonio Brown had several verbal altercations with the Oakland Raiders manager in August and September 2019. So, on September 7, 2019, the Oakland Raiders announced that they decided to fire Brown and planned to cancel his signing bonus of $30 million.
However, on the same day, Antonio Brown announced that he signed a one-year contract with the Patriots for $15 million. But he was released from this team as well on September 20, 2019, due to some accusations of assault.
In October 2020 Antonio signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He should have been paid $1.5 million for performance-based bonus incentives and a $1 million base salary.
Antonio Brown signed another one-year contract with the Buccaneers in April 2021 for $6.5 million.
In 2019 the sports equipment manufacturer Nike announced that it has terminated the contract with the American football player Antonio Brown, part of the NFL team New England Patriots. The athlete is the subject of an assault complaint.
Brown, who signed on September 7, 2019 with the reigning NFL champion, the Patriots, was accused of assault three days later by Britney Taylor, who was his physical trainer. According to the complaint filed by the woman in the Miami district, Brown allegedly assaulted her in June 2017 and then in May 2018.