Arrest order issued in Florida for ex-NFL star Antonio Brown


An arrest order has been issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Brown is wanted for a misdemeanor battery charge related to an alleged domestic incident Monday afternoon in south Tampa involving the mother of Brown’s children. According to a Tampa Police Department spokesperson, police attempted to enforce the warrant at Brown’s south Tampa home on Thursday.

According to Tampa police, the former Steelers and Buccaneers star and a woman were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical, with Brown allegedly throwing a shoe at the woman and trying to evict her from the home. Tampa police consequently sought a risk protection order Tuesday against Brown, but that request was rejected by Florida circuit court judge Denise A. Pomponio. Police alleged in the protection order request that Brown has access to two guns, including a handgun he carries.

This is just the latest in a string of legal troubles for the 34-year-old Brown. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery in June 2020 in Broward County, Fla., and received two years’ probation as a result. He also was required to undergo a psychological evaluation and take an anger management course.  He was released by the Patriots in 2019 after just one game with the team in light of allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and intimidation, and served an eight-game suspension as a free agent in ’20. He signed with the Buccaneers after serving his ’20 suspension, winning a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay in February ’21. The following season, he left the team in the middle of the regular-season finale, and was released from the Bucs.

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