Ex-NFL star Antonio Brown has been dropped by his lawyer for allegedly refusing to pay up on legal bills.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Florida powerhouse attorney, Darren Heitner, has requested to withdraw as representation for Brown in a pending lawsuit. The case at hand was brought by the NFL star’s former landlord.
The suit accuses Brown of trashing the luxury rental property. He counter-sued his former landlord seeking the return of his $35,000 deposit.
In newly filed documents, Heitner accuses Brown of having “failed substantially to fulfill an obligation to the lawyer regarding the lawyer’s services and has been given reasonable warning that the lawyer will withdraw unless the obligation is fulfilled.” He says Brown owes him money for services provided in the legal battle.
The lawyer says Brown promised to make a payment but fell into arrears. He claims Brown missed a December 13 deadline.
Brown allegedly blocked his lawyer from calling him on the phone or texting. The lawyer says it’s basically impossible to communicate with his client. He is asking the court to allow him to drop Brown completely. A judge has yet to rule.