Antonio Brown wanted after domestic incident in Florida
NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe reports that a warrant for the arrest of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been issued on a misdemeanour battery charge.
Reports from ESPN’s Jenna Laine indicate that the charge stems from an incident of domestic battery that occurred on November 28.
Brown allegedly got into a physical altercation with a woman and threw a shoe at her, according to Tampa police.
Aaron Mesmer of FOX 13 News obtained court documents stating that the woman who is the mother of four of Brown’s children claimed that Brown locked her out of her Tampa home, threw out her belongings, and threatened to shoot her.
According to Laine, a judge denied a request to remove Brown’s right to own firearms on the grounds that he posed a risk to himself or others on November 29.
Brown, now 34, pleaded no contest to felony battery charges and will be eligible for parole in June 2020 after serving two years of probation. As a reward for good behaviour, the probation period was cut short by a year.
Brown, a veteran of the NFL who has been named to the Pro Bowl seven times, has not played for the Buccaneers this season despite having played in 15 games for them over the previous two years. After he left the field during the third quarter of a January game against the New York Jets, the Buccaneers eventually let him go.