On Saturday, Brown, a budding rapper, posted to his 3.8 million Instagram followers footage of himself and others apparently filming a music video for his song "Goals." The post garnered more than 1.2 million views and thousands of comments, including messages of support from big names such as former NBA player Metta World Peace.
World Peace, who previously went by the name Ron Artest, has his own history of boisterous, belligerent behavior, to which he refers in his message to Brown.
On Sunday, Brown was back on Instagram to share his sympathies in the wake of the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and eight others, including Bryant's daughter.
He proceeded to advertise his new music on both Instagram and Twitter throughout Monday despite criticism from those who said he was showing poor taste in the aftermath of the shocking sudden deaths.
Brown, who is a free agent, played nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders last year but was released before ever playing a regular-season game following several off-the-field incidents. He was then signed by the New England Patriots, who released Brown in September after a second woman in 10 days accused him of sexual misconduct.
Wearing a bright turquoise suit, he turned himself in at a Florida jail late Thursday on charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. A Hollywood, Florida, police statement said Brown's arrest warrant included charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief.
The next day, he appeared via video at a hearing in a green jail outfit with his wrists shackled. He spoke only to answer the judge's questions.
Broward County Judge Corey Amanda Cawthon set a $110,000 bond and imposed conditions including a GPS monitor, no possession of weapons or ammunition, a mental health evaluation and the surrender of his passport. Brown also must undergo random drug testing.
As he was released on Friday, Brown reportedly sprinted away from reporters and his attorney but ran the wrong way and was forced to turn back and face those he had just tried to get away from.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.