Antonio Brown Net Worth 2022: How Much is the NFL Player Worth Today Amid Controversies?

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Antonio Brown is not just one of the most known NFL players. He is also one of the most controversial, not to mention wealthy.

In fact, he has had $77 million worth of NFL contracts. But due to the number of issues Antonio Brown has been involved in, including personal conduct fines, he did not manage to get everything.

So, take a look at the free-agent wide receiver's life, career, and controversies.

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The Start of Antonio Brown’s Career

The sportsman was drafted #195 by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft. Since then, he has played his entire career for the group.

He won the AFC Championship in the same year and became a four-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time First-team All-Pro. He was named the AFC Offensive Co-Player of the Year and was the NFL Receiving Yards Leader in 2014.

He was the NFL Receptions Leader in 2014 and 2015 and the AFC Receiving Touchdowns Leader in 2014. However, he left the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018.

He then became a member of the Oakland Raiders in 2019 for a short time. It ended before the season started and after he received fines worth $215,000 after a row with the group’s manager.

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He then signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. But after just 11 days, he was cut from the team due to his sexual assault allegations.

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In 2020, Antonio Brown alluded to his interest in retiring. However, he was suspended for the first eight weeks of the 2020 NFL season after violating the league's personal conduct policy.

After that, though, he signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, thanks to Tom Brady’s help.

However, in week 17 of the 2021 season, he suddenly removed his jersey, shoulder pads and shirt and ran off the field amid the third quarter. He was instantly out of the group.

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So, how much did he make in this field? His first contract with the Steelers earned him $1.288 over three years, per Celebrity Net Worth.

For his rookie year, he got $393,000 and $450,000 in his sophomore year. He got a five-year contract worth $42 million in 2012 to extend his time with the Steelers, increasing his earnings to $9 million.

If not for his controversies, Antonio Brown may have topped $100 million in career earnings. Anyhow, he still has a $20 million net worth.

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The Controversies of Antonio Brown

After the incident with the Buccaneers, coach Bruce Arians said he was not part of the team anymore.

No one knows why Antonio Brown decided to create the drama, but his brother, Desmond Brown, believed it was because he realized he could not achieve the milestone set in his contract. He would also miss out on the financial incentives.

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Sportrac revealed, via Market Realist, Antonio Brown needed eight more catches to receive the $333,333 bonus. He also needed 55 receiving yards to get another $333,333 bonus and one receiving touchdown for an additional $333,333 bonus.

Overall, he had missed a possible $1 million worth of incentives after what he did.

Anyhow, this is not the first controversy he got into. In December 2021, he was suspended for three games for using a fake COVID-19 vaccination card.

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He also faced and settled a lawsuit with the former trainer Britney Taylor after sexual assault and rape accusations.

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