Ex-Bucs Receiver Antonio Brown Sued By Ryan Kane For Allegedly Selling Fake Richard Millie Watch
Legal trouble may be coming the way of Antonio Brown once again. Florida native Ryan Kane reportedly filed a lawsuit against the free agent wide receiver in Broward county. Kane alleges that Brown sold him a fake Richard Millie watch for $160,000 back in July. Kane also claims that Brown knew beforehand that the watch was not only fake but also well below the sale price. The receiver is claimed to have assured Kane that the alleged RM 011 watch was not only real, but also had a value of over $400,000.
After asking around and taking his watch to get it appraised for insurance reasons, Kane reportedly discovered that Brown had bought three other fake watches similar to the one he was sold. Each watch went for no more than $500 each. Kane paid for the watch through Brown’s company Boomin Estates. Kane did not realize that the watch was fake until multiple weeks after purchasing it from Brown. Kane is seeking to recoup his $160,000 from Brown plus interest. The former NFL receiver has not made a public statement yet on the lawsuit.
Brown was a 2010 sixth-round NFL Draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, after playing three years at Central Michigan. In his collegiate career, Brown became first-team all-MAC and first-team all-American in years 2008 and 2009. Brown spent nine seasons with the Steelers in which he went to seven pro bowls, was the 2018 receptions leader, and was the receiving yards leader twice. He was also a first-team all-pro from 2014-17.
He then played in the preseason with the Raiders in 2019 before getting released. Brown then signed with the New England Patriots but was quickly released after playing one game due to sexual misconduct allegations. Then he played two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers including winning Super Bowl 54. The receiver seemed to have found a place in Tampa Bay alongside Tom Brady up until last season. Brown infamously removed his shoulder pads and jersey during the game against the New York Jets and made his way back to the locker room throwing up the peace sign to the fans in attendance. Brown then was released by the Bucs and has not been back in the NFL since.
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