BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Antonio Brown, the unemployed NFL wide receiver who’s been in the middle of a series of conflicts in the past year, surrendered to police in Florida on Thursday. He was taken into custody in relation to an arrest warrant.
Accompanied by lawyers and friends, Brown arrived in a turquoise suit at about 10 p.m. ET prepared to face his outstanding charges of felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief stemming from an incident outside his home in which he allegedly assaulted a moving truck driver, ESPN reported.
“He’s innocent of these charges,” his attorney Eric Schwartzreich said, according to WFOR-TV. “Hopefully, we’ll get bond tomorrow and he’ll be acquitted of all charges.”
Brown initially walked out of the jail for a few minutes after arriving, but he returned after speaking with his counsel, the outlet said.
Schwartzreich indicated that Brown would spend the night in jail, Fox reported.
The driver claimed Brown was impaired at the time of the altercation. TMZ had obtained the 911 call placed by the driver of a moving truck outside Brown’s Hollywood home.
The Broward County Jail and Donald Prichard, public information officer with the Broward County Sherrif’s Office, weren’t immediately available for comment.
Before he turned himself in, Brown “locked himself in his house” despite attempts by law enforcement to contact him regarding the incident, according to USA Today.
Brown, who is a free agent, played nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders last year but 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.