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Antonio Brown gets probation, community service for felony battery charge.

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One more hurdle cleared as Antonio Brown looks to put life, and NFL career back on track.

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In January, Antonio Brown was charged with felony burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery, and misdemeanor criminal mischief after an incident with a moving van and driver turned physical. Brown would later be charged with felony burglary and battery for the same incident.

Today it was announced that Antonio Brown pled no contest to the charges and was given 100 hours of community service and 2 years probation, as well as a mandatory psych evaluation.

Antonio Brown’s lawyer released a statement which said the charges resulted from a misunderstanding involved in the move, and that while Antonio Brown and the driver were arguing, some of his friends began unloading the truck, including some boxes that did not belong to Brown. He also avoided conviction on any charges, as this quote from his lawyer states:

Earlier today, after reviewing the facts of the case, the Court determined that it would place Antonio on probation and withhold adjudication, meaning that Antonio was not convicted of any criminal misconduct.

While Antonio Brown’s path back to the NFL still has multiple hurdles, this one is behind him. Hopefully he can continue getting himself on a better path and clear the 2 years of probation without issue. Whether he plays again in the NFL or not, it would be good to be able to talk about one of the greatest receivers the Steelers have ever had without cringing.

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