Antonio Brown Arrest Warrant Issued for Alleged Burglary with Battery

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IJanuary 23, 2020

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown warms up before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

Antonio Brown has a warrant out for his arrest with no bond, Fox Sports Radio's Andy Slater first reported Wednesday evening.

The 31-year-old free-agent wide receiver was allegedly involved in an altercation with the driver of a moving truck outside of his Hollywood, Florida, home on Tuesday. The driver had been hired to bring Brown's belongings to his residence, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe.

Wolfe also reported that Brown's trainer, Glen Holt, was arrested Tuesday on one count of felony burglary and battery.

An investigation into Brown was ongoing Tuesday night:

Hollywood (Florida) Police Department public information officer Christian Lata told reporters that Brown "locked himself in his house" as multiple attempts to contact him in an effort to garner more details were unsuccessful.

According to TMZ Sports, the arrest warrant includes a warning to officers that Brown "has a concealed weapons permit and 'is known to carry.'"

From the warrant: "Brown had a firearm stolen out of Dade County in 2018. Officers should use caution when approaching Brown, as he is known for being confrontational when dealing with police."

TMZ Sports had reported earlier Wednesday that the alleged altercation between Brown, Holt and the unnamed truck driver began when Brown refused to give the driver his $4,000 payment. Brown is alleged to have physically assaulted the driver and thrown a rock at the truck.

Brown is just one week removed from broadcasting an explicit rant toward police officers and the mother of his three children, Chelsie Kyriss, on Instagram Live. The verbal altercation happened in front of his children.

Earlier Wednesday, Kyriss posted an Instagram photo of their three sons with a caption reading, in part, that Brown "desperately needs" mental health treatment.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that agent Drew Rosenhaus has "conditionally terminated" his representation of Brown until he "seeks counseling," while attorney Darren Heitner stepped down as Brown's counsel in a 2018 lawsuit related to condominium damage.

The NFL is still investigating Brown for alleged sexual assault. Britney Taylor filed a federal lawsuit against Brown in early September saying he sexually assaulted her on two separate occasions in 2017 before raping her on May 20, 2018.

Brown last played in the NFL for the New England Patriots, who cut him after one game on Sept. 20 after another woman told Robert Klemko, then of Sports Illustrated, that Brown had made an unwanted sexual advance toward her in 2017. Klemko then revealed a thread of threatening text messages Brown allegedly sent to the woman after the first story had published.

The New Orleans Saints hosted Brown and other receivers for a workout last month but did not sign the former Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 sixth-round pick. Brown called the workout a "publicity stunt" by the Saints.

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