AB’s one year deal rejoins him with former teammate (very brief teammate) Tom Brady on a base salary of $750,000 with incentives that could go up to $2.5 million. If Tampa wins the Super Bowl, AB would receive $750,000 and he also has three $250,000 incentives including 45 receptions, 650 yards and 6 TD’s. For AB to receive these incentives the Buccaneers must make the playoffs.
Antonio Brown is not available until week 8 has finished as he is still serving his suspension from last season, but he will be joining up with the squad and attending team meetings and also liaising with the strength and conditioning team once he has cleared all the COVID-19 protocols.
If everything goes according to plan, AB could be making his debut against his former teammates the Pittsburg Steelers in week 9.
The Buccaneers have said that Antonio Brown will be on a short leash as he is in week 7 of his suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy and to add to this, he is still under probation for felony burglary with battery charges for the next two years. During this time he will be under psychological evaluation, 100 hours of community service and attending anger management classes.
To continue with AB’s personal issues, he also faces a civil suit by his former trainer who said that Antonio assaulted her on three separate occasions from 2017 to 2018. A trial is set for December 14-18.
Last Sunday, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arian said that he is going to “let the court system handle it” and “if it’s found out to be true, he won’t be with us.” AB could potentially only be involved in five games with Tampa if the court rule in favour of the trainer.
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