Earlier this week, it was revealed that former NFL superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown faced a horrible situation with the arena football team he owned as players and coaches had not been paid by the team in over two weeks. But while his employees aren’t getting paid, he’s preparing to make an absolutely massive personal purchase.
According to a report from Wendy Liberatore of the Times Union, Antonio Brown is currently in negotiations to purchase a $12 million house at the same time his football team, the Albany Empire, has seemingly had issues paying its players and coaches for multiple weeks.
“The controversial NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, who just expanded his ownership stake in the Albany Empire, was in contract negotiations as of Tuesday to purchase the $12 million Palazzo Riggi estate,” Liberatore wrote for the Times Union. “Margie Philo, managing broker with Berkshire Hathaway Adirondack Premier Properties, confirmed that Brown is one of two buyers interested in the property on North Broadway.”
Obviously, this is a controversial move given the current situation his football team currently faces. It leads to questions about Brown’s priorities. If he’s able to figure out how to pay for a house during this time, he should be able to pay his employees.