Antonio Brown is back, leveling ridiculous charges.
In his last season in the NFL, Antonio Brown alleged the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offered him hush money to stay quiet about his condition. To support it, he also put cash and a check.
The allegations were quickly refuted by Bucs insider Rick Stroud. It turns out that the money was not a settlement but rather a performance-based dividend that had been delayed because of league regulations.
Confirmed this was not a settlement but a performance-based pay from a few years ago that has been pushed out because of the league and the NFLPA COVID rules. It’s for 2021 and sent out recently. Or you can choose to believe Antonio Brown. pic.twitter.com/UYYQOkSDXH
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) December 4, 2023
The majority of football fans, even those who support the Bucs, undoubtedly want Brown to disappear, but they don’t appear to want to do so by giving him any kind of hush money.
The amount on the check matches the bonuses included in Brown’s contract with the Bucs, and if anything, it indicates that they’re still prepared to uphold their half of the agreement even in the event that Brown wasn’t.
Not many jobs will pay you that much money when you leave, even though the Bucs aren’t a flawless team and nobody is willing to work for a billion dollar company. Whatever you think of the team, they are at least competent in that regard.