Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown is currently serving an eight-game NFL suspension, but he’s not yet in the free and clear to resume his professional football career when that concludes. He still has a pending civil case. On Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reported that Brown’s attorney withdrew from the case the day before an important deadline:
Hancock — who also represented Brown in his felony burglary and assault/battery case — cited “irreconcilable differences” for his decision to withdraw from the civil case. The trial is set for December. Brown is serving an eight-game NFL suspension for two unrelated matters.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 29, 2020
It’s hard to construe it as a good thing for Brown that his attorney parted ways the day before an important deadline in the case.