A video surfaced recently of Brown allegedly exposing himself to a woman he reportedly just met and grabbing her at a hotel pool in Dubai. The New York Post wrote that the woman was “fuming” over the incident, but few details of the May encounter have emerged.
Maybe Sunday was not the best time to yuk it up amid a high-scoring game (48-45 in favor of the Seahawks).
But Griffin, a football analyst for the sports network, went there.
Robert Griffin III's tweet. (Photo: Twitter)
One broadcasting counterpart reminded Griffin that the actions of Brown, who hasn’t played in the league since stripping to the waist and running off the field during a game in January, was out of bounds.
“Bruh what AB did was sexual harassment,” wrote SNY’s Chris Williamson.
Bruh what AB did was sexual harassment. https://t.co/6sPIOX06v4
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) October 2, 2022
ESPN declined to comment.
Griffin, a former Heisman Trophy winner who played his last NFL game in 2020, criticized the NFL for being lenient in its 11-game suspension of Deshaun Watson, who was accused of sexual misconduct by two-dozen women.
In 2021 Brown settled a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.
Griffin’s lighthearted take on what could be another incident didn’t go over well with fans on Twitter.
Sexual harrassment and Sexual Assault, always been a joke to the NFL. Domestic Violence, too. https://t.co/Ss9PUj8O4e
— Jo (@kindlejo_jo) October 2, 2022
Sexual harassment still isn’t funny. https://t.co/GXXPOf4ZCQ
— tailKATE 💚💛🏈🧀 (@COgirlWIworld) October 2, 2022
No way you tweeted this from your real account
— Eagles (4-0) Sixers (0-0) Phillies (86-73) (@76ixthMan) October 3, 2022
So sexual assault is only funny and cool when there’s concrete evidence of it? Got it.
— Football Truther (@yade_cork) October 3, 2022
Need help? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.