Antonio Brown is losing lawyers left and right, with another attorney dropping the ex-NFL star in court.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Eric Schwartzreich is asking the court to allow him to drop Brown as his client. The lawyer wants to withdraw as the attorney of record and “withdraw from Defendant’s case.”
Schwartzreich was hired by Brown to defend him against criminal charges. The ex-NFL star is currently facing two felony charges relating to an alleged burglary and assault/battery. Brown and his personal trainer allegedly assaulted a moving truck driver outside his Florida mansion.
Brown plead not guilty to the charges and was released on $110,000 bond. He is facing years behind bars if convicted.
Following his release, Schwartzreich accompanied Brown outside the jail in a now-infamous video.
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Schwartzreich is the third lawyer to drop Brown in recent months. Earlier this month, Brown’s lawyer, Jay Fabrikant, demanded the court allow him to drop his client. He was hired by Brown to file an eviction lawsuit against his baby mama Chelsie Kryiss.
Fabrikant accused Brown of failing to communicate how he wanted to proceed in the cast and failing to pay “outstanding attorney fees owed by Plaintiff to Plaintiff’s attorney despite numerous requests from Plaintiff’s attorney for payment.”
Fabrikant dropped Brown days after the ex-NFL star’s other lawyer, Camille Blanton, filed a motion to withdraw. She was representing Brown in the sexual assault case brought by a personal trainer Britney Taylor.
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All the legal battles are still pending in court. Brown has yet to hire new lawyers in the eviction or sexual assault case.
Amid his legal problems, Brown made amends with his baby mama Chelsie Kyriss. After being released from jail Brown wrote her a public apology.
He said, “And me being a “God” fearing man first, Truly understand That I owe my wonderful Kids and the mother @chelsie of my wonderful kids, The world Biggest Apology, for my Public out breaks through social media, and for the hurt that I may have took them through while on my Emotional roller Coaster that we all are faced with in Life. #TheGreaterMe.”
Brown and Kyriss have been spotted hanging out since the apology.
JUST NOW: Antonio Brown, wearing an anti-suicide smock, made his first court appearance.
His bond was set at $100,000 for the burglary with battery charge.
The judge ordered Brown to wear a GPS monitor, surrender his passport, and undergo a mental health evaluation. pic.twitter.com/IdCkH8jlcG
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