SI's Robert Klemko on D&K: Criminal charges against Antonio Brown may be coming in next few weeks

Ryan Hannable
September 17, 2019 - 11:23 am

On Monday, Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko published a story that painted a "disturbing picture" of Antonio Brown off the field, including a second allegation of sexual misconduct in addition to a long history of off-field issues.

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This is on top of the civil lawsuit filed last week claiming Brown sexually assaulted and raped Britney Taylor.

Klemko joined Dale & Keefe Tuesday to discuss the piece and said there may be criminal charges coming against Brown in the next few weeks.

“He has a history now of hiring people to do a job and then creating some sort of division when the pay is due and then not paying," he said. "At some point, that becomes illegal. A lot of people [are] under verbal contracts with Antonio Brown because they don’t have any suspicion that he’s not going to pay them because he is worth this amount of money.

"We did hear over the course of the reporting that there were a couple people considering criminal charges against Antonio Brown. We weren’t able to report on any of those specifically because they haven’t gathered all of their evidence and made the filings and all that. I think that is going to be coming in the next few weeks.”

Brown's representation responded directly to the story Monday denying everything that was in it, including an allegation from an unnamed artist who claims that the receiver came up behind her while she was in a “kneeling position while painting and turned to find Brown behind her, naked, holding a small hand towel over his genitals.”

“Believe what you want to believe," Klemko said. "Antonio Brown knows this person. I’ve seen Instagram messages, text messages between him and her and over the course of the relationship the way he ghosted her after their initial encounter.”

He added: “I think there’s much more going on behind the scenes than has been revealed and frankly surprised it hasn’t come out yet considering all the people he’s associated with in his life and moved on from. The galaxy of his entourage is large. We had three or four people reach out to us after the story was published saying they had more information. I don’t know if he’s an evil person, I just know there’s a lot more to it.”

Brown played in his first game with the Patriots on Sunday, a 43-0 win over the Dolphins where he caught four passes, including a touchdown.

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