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The Interesting and Controversial Life of Antonio Brown

Who Is Antonio Brown?

Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. was born on July 10, 1988, and was originally from Liberty City, Miami, FL. He is known for being a football wide receiver; however, he is a free agent for the moment. He played football at Central Michigan University, where he was given the honors for being a punt returner. For the 10th season, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was the star of the team from 2010 to 2018.

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Personal Details:

  • Full Name: Antonio Tavaris Brown, Sr.
  • Celebrity Name: Antonio Brown
  • Birth Date: July 10, 1988
  • Birth Place: Miami, Florida, US
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 31
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Weight: 84 kilos
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Status: Single
  • Girlfriend: None
  • Children: Antonio Brown, Jr., Autonomy Brown, Ali Brown, Antanyiah Brown
  • Profession: Wide receiver in football
  • Net Worth: $35 million

Early Life

Antonio Brown is the son of Eddie Brown, a former Arena Football League player. In 2006, his father was considered the best player in the history of football. During his high school, Antonio went to Miami Norland High School in Miami, FL. In his school, he played both track and field and football. He played as the wide receiver, punt returner, running back, and quarterback in football. In 2005, he was awarded as the North Athlete of the Year at the Miami-Dade Gridiron Classic.

In track and field, Antonio ran the 4th leg on the Norland 4×100 relay squad and was a two-time state qualifier in the 100-meter dash.

After graduating high school, Brown tried applying to Florida State University. Unfortunately, his application was denied due to academic issues. He also tried to apply to Alcorn State, however, he made the decision of enrolling at North Carolina Tech Prep.

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After finishing his season at North Carolina Tech Prep, he received a scholarship from Florida International University. However, he got expelled even before the season started due to a fight with security personnel.

Because of this, he contacted Butch Jones, a football coach, where he learned that Jones was already the head coach at Central Michigan. Antonio enrolled at this school and began his football career. He played for Central Michigan from 2007 to 2009.


After joining the 2010 NFL draft, Antonio was ranked as the 37th best wide receiver and received an invitation from NFL Combine, where he finished all workout and potential drills. Pittsburgh Steelers picked him up and he played for this team from 2010 to 2018.

In March 2019, Steelers traded Antonio to the Oakland Raiders. Since then, things were not looking good for him. 

On August 9, 2019, he filed a grievance so he can continue wearing his old helmet, which is banned in the league. He threatened that he will retire from football if his plea was not considered. His request was denied so he found a replacement for his old helmet. However, standards were still not met so he did not participate in the team’s practices.

On September 4, 2019, Antonio was fined a total of $54,000 by Mike Mayock due to his unexcused absences. On the next day, he confronted Mayock, calling him a cracker and threatening to hit him.

Brown made a public apology for his aggressive actions last September 6, 2019. However, on the next day, he demanded his release from the Raiders. Before his releases, the team fined him again around $215,000 for his confrontation with Mayock.

On the same day he was released from the Raiders, Brown agreed to a contract good for one year from New England Patriots worth $15 million.

Life With Chelsie Kyriss

It is believed that Chelsie Kyriss did not leave Antonio’s side despite the controversies he faced throughout his career. She is even known to be good friends with the wives and partners of Antonio’s fellow football players. They broke up for some time, however, they reconcile and decide to stay together. There have been sexual and abuse allegations against Antonio, but these do not seem to affect their relationship.

They have three children together, whom people can see in their social media accounts.

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Sometime in 2018, the couple had a major fight and were away from each other for a while. During this time, Kyriss was pregnant with their child. In a since-deleted Instagram post, Antonio shared his thoughts regarding their situations:

“With all due respects any friends who consider @chelsie a friend should honestly help her vastly! She has two older kids Kellen Green 9; Brooklyn Green 7; she hasn’t seen or claimed in 4 years running around chasing me!” Brown wrote. “Her Mom Lynn Kyriss and Todd Kyriss cannot get ahold of her In regards of holding her accountable to her kids her family! Let’s not the internet confuse people upon her responsibility to her kids! I ask that if you are her friend encourage her to take care all her kids not just mine and be a woman we know she capable of! So we clear she’s my baby mama!” 

As if things were not bad enough, Antonio wanted a court order against Chelsie to force her to leave their house and prevent her from going any of his properties without his consent.

Chelsie Sought Sole Custody of Their Children

Chelsie fought back and sought custody for their three children. She claimed that Antonio kept showing that he does not have the capability to make the right decisions that are of the best interests of their children.

Her petition came right after the police were notified following the reports of a fight in Antonio’s residence. This caused him to face charges of burglary, criminal mischief, and felony battery.