A shocking event unfolded earlier this year as Antonio Brown, the 34-year-old all-star NFL wide receiver from Miami, exposed himself to horrified guests at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. Brown, who was completely naked, was caught on camera huddling with several women near the edge of the pool. He then proceeded to lift himself up out of the water, getting far too close for comfort to one of the women. Despite initially laughing off the encounter, the woman quickly began to exhibit signs of distress and swam away from Brown.
A second video revealed Brown’s continuous harassment of the woman. In the footage, he was caught stealing another guest’s neck scarf and proceed to sneak up behind the woman and wrap it around her head. Fortunately, she was able to rip the scarf off before he was able to tie it. But Brown wasn’t done with his appalling actions, as he then proceeded to lift the woman out of the water before spiking her back in head first— as if she were an object to be thrown around. One spectator even commented that Brown was “Waterboarding her.” Still remaining calm, the woman wiped her eyes and swam over to the other side of the pool. No action was taken to help the woman.
The video, however, didn’t end there. Leaning against the edge of the pool, Brown reached down and took his genitalia out of the water, continuously flaunting his privates in the woman’s direction and making lewd remarks such as, “You want it?” all the while. Eyewitness reports say that the woman, who was visibly upset about the incident, complained to the hotel staff about Brown, and he was asked to leave the premises shortly after. One hotel staff commented that this was not the first complaint they had received about Brown, as several other guests had made them aware of similar incidents.
Brown is no stranger to controversy. In 2018, he got into hot water with his team at the time, the Steelers, when he threw furniture out of his 14th-floor apartment, nearly hitting an infant child. He was also booked for speeding, going over 100mph down a suburban road. In 2019, Brown’s former trainer filed a lawsuit against him claiming three separate instances of sexual assault. The case was eventually thrown out, as it fell outside of the statute of limitations. That same year, a second woman accused him of further sexual misconduct. 2020 was no better a year for the wide receiver, as he was charged with burglary of a vehicle, battery, and criminal mischief. He had to serve 100 hours of community service and undergo a 13-week anger management program.
The numerous instances of Brown’s misconduct lead me to ask if, or more accurately when, Brown will strike next. Is his future with the league in peril? Will the star have to face prison time? Stay tuned with The GOAT as Brown’s absurd life continues to unfold.