Arrest Order Issued for Ex-NFL Star Antonio Brown

Arrest Order Issued for Ex-NFL Star Antonio Brown

An order of arrest has been issued to Antonio Brown, a former wide receiver in the NFL.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the former Buccaneers and Steelers star is wanted on a misdemeanor battery case. According to Kevin O’Donnell, WTVT-TV ., the charge stems from an alleged domestic incident that occurred Monday afternoon in Tampa. It involved the mother of Brown’s children. According to a spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department,

Police tried to enforce the warrant at Brown’s south Tampa home on Thursday. According to a Tampa Police Department spokesperson, officers were at Brown’s home for over an hour, shouting at him with a megaphone, “We’re going nowhere!” per WFTS TV in Tampa .

Brown, 34, and a woman were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical, according to Tampa police. Brown threw a shoe at the woman and tried to evict her from the home, police said in a statement obtained by Sports Illustrated.

Tampa police consequently sought a risk protection order Tuesday against Brown, but that request was rejected by Florida circuit court judge Denise A. Pomponio, according to a document obtained by the website Steelers Now. According to WFTS, Brown was alleged by police to have access to two guns. When law enforcement officers believe that a person poses a danger to themselves or others, risk protection orders are filed to the court system by police.

Brown pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery in June 2020 in Broward County, Fla., and received two years’ probation as a result. He was also required to undergo a psychological assessment and complete an anger management course.

Brown was released by the Patriots in 2019 after just one game with the team in light of allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and intimidation reported by Sports Illustrated. These allegations have been denied by Brown. He later served an eight-game suspension as a free agent in ’20.

Brown played for the Steelers from 2010 to ’18. He was traded to the Raiders in ’19 but never played for them, as he was released following a series of incidents. He signed with the Buccaneers after serving his ’20 suspension, winning a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay in February ’21. He left the team during the regular-season finale , and was subsequently released ..

This is a developing story. Keep checking back for more updates.

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