Report: Antonio Brown's dispute with HOA originally started over landscaping issue

Chris Cwik
·2 min read

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown had issues with his homeowner association before October. Brown’s original dispute with his HOA started due to a landscaping issue in August, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

That issue has apparently been resolved.

Lucretia Fasciano, the community association manager where Brown lives, wrote Brown an email saying those violations “have been cured.” Fasciano also said the August issue is “all behind us now.”

Rapoport said the landscaping issue was the “original dispute” between Brown and his HOA.

Antonio Brown reportedly destroyed security camera in October

The situation between Brown and the HOA reportedly escalated in October, when Brown allegedly destroyed a security camera and threw a bike at a security shack. The October incident reportedly began after a friend or family member of Brown’s had issues at the security gate while trying to enter the gated community. The HOA did not press charges against Brown for the October incident. Brown reportedly offered to replace the camera.

The Buccaneers stood by Brown when news of the October incident broke, saying Brown has “met all the expectations we have in place.”

NFL is looking into the disagreement

Though Brown wasn’t charged, the NFL is looking into the situation, according to Rapoport. Brown was suspended for the first eight games of the NFL season after he was accused of rape during the 2019 NFL season. Brown was also involved in an alleged battery incident involving a delivery driver in January, an incident he pleaded no contest to in court.

The Buccaneers signed Brown near the tail end of that suspension, and he was allowed to play in the team’s Weeks 9 and 10 games. In those contests, Brown caught 10 passes for 100 yards.

It’s unclear whether Brown will be punished for the landscaping issue. Though that may have started Brown’s “dispute” with the HOA, the situation was resolved, and no longer appears to be a problem. On top of that, a landscaping issue does not appear to be as serious as Brown destroying a camera or throwing a bike at a security shack.

The NFL may still discipline Brown for his actions, though it seems unlikely the league would care about the state of the palm trees on Brown’s property when doling out a possible punishment.

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