Ex-Steelers WR Antonio Brown enrolls in online classes at Central Michigan
Antonio Brown, the former Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver who was released from two NFL teams in the past month, is back at school.
Brown re-enrolled for four online courses at Central Michigan, where he played three seasons and is the school’s all-time leading receiver. Two of the classes began last week.
“Antonio Brown is currently enrolled in online degree completion coursework at Central Michigan University,” Central Michigan spokeswoman Heather Smith told the Free Press on Monday. “He does not attend classes on a CMU campus. His online courses began last week.”
According to a photo posted on Brown’s Instagram story account, his schedule has two other classes that begin Oct. 21.
Brown was not listed in Central Michigan’s student directory as of 11:45 a.m. Monday.
Brown, who demanded a trade out of Pittsburgh in the offseason after nine productive seasons, did not make it to the start of the season with Oakland before he was released, losing out on $30 million in guaranteed salary. He quickly was acquired by the New England Patriots, the defending Super Bowl champions.
But after just one game, he was released Friday, a day after a report accused him of intimidating a woman who was accusing him of sexual assault.
Among Brown’s recent legal and professional troubles, he is being sued by a former Central Michigan gymnast, Britney Taylor, for sexual assault. He also has been summoned to court in Miami-Dade County for a Tuesday morning deposition for a civil lawsuit against him for destroying a condo last year.
Brown left Central Michigan after three seasons and was taken by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. He is the program’s all-time leader in career receptions (305) and receptions in a season (110 in 2009).
On Sunday, Brown went on a Twitter tirade, saying he was done playing in the NFL.