HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Hollywood Police Department in Florida has obtained an arrest warrant for disgruntled and unemployed NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown. The five-time pro-bowler released by the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots this season due to behavioral conflicts, faces a charge of battery with burglary, according Fox Sports 640’s Andy Slater.
SLATER SCOOP: An arrest warrant was just issued for Antonio Brown.
There is no bond. pic.twitter.com/CZpkHbrbZz
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) January 23, 2020
The warrant, as seen on a documentation page from the department, stems from an incident on Jan. 21. ESPN previously reported that Brown was under investigation by police for an alleged battery incident on that date. TMZ Sports recently cited court documents in suggesting the former Pro Bowler refused to pay a moving service that had delivered some of the wideout’s belongings from California, then eventually battered the driver of the moving truck along with his trainer, Glenn Holt, who has since been arrested, reported local10.com.
According to USA Today, police said that Brown “locked himself in his house” following the start of the investigation. All this comes just days after TMZ also published video that Brown streamed on social media, in which the former Pittsburgh Steelers star can be heard berating police officers, as well as the mother of three of his children, in front of his home.
Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus was apparently fed up with the drama, and terminated his services with the receiver, according to CBS Sports.
Furthermore, the Hollywood Police Department recently ended a partnership with Brown as a result of his actions, even refunding a donation they once received from the wide receiver for a department football league, CBS Sports reported.
Widely considered one of, if not the, best wide receiver in the NFL throughout his nine-year tenure with the Steelers, Brown alsoin regards to the September filing of rape and sexual assault allegations by one of his former trainers.
UPDATE: Antonio Brown surrendered to police. Read more.