Antonio Brown allegedly destroyed camera, threw bike at security shack before signing with Buccaneers, per report

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown was accused last month of destroying a surveillance camera at the gated community in which he lives, the Miami Herald reported.

The alleged incident happened Oct. 15 at the Hollywood Oaks development in Hollywood, Florida, with Brown also throwing his bicycle at a security-guard shack, according to the Herald.

The Hollywood Police Department found that it had probable cause to Brown with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, but homeowners association president Sylvia Berman declined to press charges. Police said Berman feared Brown “may retaliate against her employees.” Berman told the Herald, however, she believed the incident didn't warrant charges and noted that Brown had agreed to replace the camera.

The Buccaneers released a statement on Monday, saying, "We are aware of the reported incident involving Antonio Brown prior to his signing. When Antonio joined us, we were clear about what we expected and required of him. Thus far, he has met all the expectations we have in place."

Brown, who served an eight-game suspension to start the season, signed with the Buccaneers on Oct. 27. The four-time All-Pro was punished for multiple violations of the league's personal conduct policy. The NFL is still investigating Brown as he faces a civil lawsuit from an ex-trainer who alleged the wide receiver sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions in 2017 and 2018. 

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, who previously said Brown would not be a fit on the team, said in October he believed Brown would be an asset to the team.

"I think he's matured, and I believe in second chances," Arians told reporters. "Everybody wants to say that Tom (Brady) picked him. Tom didn't have anything to do with it. This was something (Bucs general manager) Jason (Licht) and I had been talking (about) for a couple weeks, ever since the injuries to our other guys. When the time was right, would we see if we could pull the trigger and fit him in to what we want to get done? And we'll see. If Antonio does what I think he's gonna do, I think he's gonna be fine."

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