Former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is facing yet another lawsuit stemming from an unpaid bill he racked up while a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As first reported by ESPN, chef Stefano Tedeschi filed a suit against Brown in Osceola County, Florida, which is southeast of Orlando, claiming nearly $40,000 in damages.
Tedeschi’s suit alleges that Brown wrongfully terminated an agreement to have the former cook at an house rented to host a party around the 2018 Pro Bowl.
Brown was selected to participate in the Pro Bowl along with nine other Steelers, the most of any team in the NFL. Teammates Le’Veon Bell, Chris Boswell, David DeCastro, Cameron Heyward, Roosevelt Nix, Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Shazier and Alejandro Villanueva were also on the team. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was the head coach of the AFC squad.
Brown was also sued earlier this month in California for over $7,000 in unpaid bills to a personal trainer. He settled another Florida lawsuit filed after he threw furniture from the 14th story of an apartment building in April 2018 that nearly struck a child.
In February, Brown was investigated for domestic assault after allegedly shoving the mother of his son in an altercation at his home. Last November, he was cited for driving over 100 mph over on McKnight Road north of Pittsburgh.
Brown left the Steelers without permission in December and did not play in its Week 17 game against the Bengals. The wide receiver was traded to the Oakland Raiders in April and signed a three-year $50 million contract extension.
Since arriving in Oakland via hot-air balloon, Brown has practiced very little thanks to an ongoing dispute with the NFL over his preferred helmet brand and a case of frostbite to his feet suffered by improperly using a cryotherapy chamber.