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Tim Benz: ‘The Sports Chef’s’ hilarious explanation as to why Antonio Brown didn’t pay him

Tim Benz
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Oakland Raiders’ Antonio Brown smiles before stretching during NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.

Of all the antics surrounding Antonio Brown in recent months, this may be the most amusing.

Better than the frozen feet, the blonde mustache and the “ugly” helmet.

As we told you a few days ago, Brown is in a legal entanglement with a celebrity chef named Stefano Tedeschi. He goes by the name “The Sports Chef.” Tedeschi has sued Brown in Osceola (Florida) County court, claiming that Brown owes him $38,521.20 in unpaid charges.

That bill stems from services he claims to have provided while Brown was at the 2018 Pro Bowl.

One of those alleged services was catering a big party for Brown and a bunch of fellow NFL stars.

According to “The Sports Chef,” part of the event was him putting on a big show of filleting and cooking a large fish.

The night went well, Tedeschi said. Until the end of the evening. That’s when the chef claims Brown and some of his crew noticed the fish head in the freezer. Tedeschi says that it was his plan to use the head as part of the stock for a fish stew the next day.

Apparently Brown and his friends mistook the frozen fish head to be some sort of Italian mob message.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Well, let me rephrase that. I couldn’t make this stuff up. Maybe Tedeschi can.

And perhaps this is all one big fantasy on his part. But you watch this TMZ video and tell me if you think he is making it up out of thin air.

Remember, this is Mr. Big Chest we are talking about here.

So here is what I am to gather from this. Somebody in Brown’s entourage saw the movie “The Godfather.”

Once.

Maybe.

And now they are conflating the horse head in the bed with the fish in the newspaper.

And, apparently, they are confusing the celebrity chef with Bruno Tattaglia.

That makes perfect sense to me.

I mean, after all, the guy is Italian. So clearly that’s what a fish head in the freezer means. What other possible conclusion could one reach? Am I right?

I thought we hit full-tilt A.B. this spring when he filmed himself wandering around his empty Pittsburgh basement saying goodbye to his sports murals. But this is a whole new level.


Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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