Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown making news headlines, unfortunately for him, is nothing new. Hot-air Balloon rides, bad feet, and now unpaid chef bills, apparently.
During the 2018 Pro-Bowl, Brown hired Celebrity Chef Stefano Tedeschi to be his Personal Chef for the week. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? Well, if you pay your bill anyway.
A civil lawsuit was filed against Brown on July 30th claiming that the $38,521.20 bill hasn’t been paid yet. Brown rented a Mansion in Orlando for him and his teammates. The lawsuit states that Brown wrongfully terminated the contract set between the two and did not allow Chef Tedeschi to retrieve his equipment from the premises. To make this situation even more bizarre, according to Tedeschi, an Antonio Brown associate told Tedeschi not to make eye contact with Brown on his way out of the Mansion.
Noted, this is only allegedly. However, it adds even more drama to the Antonio Brown saga. The Raiders hardly needs any more drama going into the season. Steelers fans everywhere, more than likely, feels relieved that the talented, yet attention grabbing player, is no longer their problem.
Stefano Tedeschi told ESPN about the incident:
“I’ve cooked for countless NFL superstars and celebrities,” said Tedeschi, who says he has prepared food for WR Larry Fitzgerald, Quarterback Drew Brees, and Quarterback Jameis Winston, among others. “Never once have I had one problem [until this]. My food is so good, and my mannerisms in someone’s home is second to none.”
Browns Attorney Darren Heitner responded to the allegations by simply saying they will be following a motion to dismiss the lawsuit and that the filing will “speak for itself”
It should be noted that Antonio Brown did try to pay Tedeschi after the fact on social media but Tedeschi denied the payment. Perhaps a little too late?
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