It’s been a long two years for Anton Tumanov, a former driver for a furniture moving company, who was attacked by Tampa Bay Buccaneer Wide Receiver Antonio Brown. #81 failed to show up for his civil penalties hearings and the jury threw a nasty flag back at him for over $1.2 million.
Swallow your pride and show up for court!
Antonio Brown, resident bad boy of Tampa Bay, learned a bit of a lesson with this latest big hit. A jury found him liable for $407,000 for Tumanov’s past and future medical expenses and an additional $793,000 for past and future pain and suffering.
The incident occured back in January 2020 when Brown was moving from California to the Tampa area. Tumanov was the driver of the truck who moved the furniture cross country.
According to TMZ Sports, the moving truck was delivering furniture from California to Brown’s home in Florida. The driver demanded a $4,000 payment upon arrival but Brown would not pay, leading the driver to drive away with the furniture.
Brown allegedly threw a rock at the truck, causing damage and breaking the windshield. Tumanov returned after being told to by the moving company. The company allegedly spoke with Brown, who agreed to pay the $4,000 fee plus an additional $860 for damages and lost work time.
Brown only paid $4,000 when the driver showed up, leading to another argument and to the driver allegedly being assaulted by Brown and Gleen Holt, his trainer. Brown and his associates allegedly began taking the furniture off the truck.
They even began taking some belongings of another client, and then damaged them by throwing it back on the truck after being informed it did not belong to Brown.
The police arrived and confronted Brown, who denied everything at first. He was later arrested for “burglary with battery” after failing to cooperate with investigators.
Brown was given two years probation, 100 hours of community service and a mandatory psychological evaluation. Brown’s attorney said the case was a civil dispute that was overcharged from the outset.