Florida police are searching for to arrest former Buccaneers and Steelers large receiver Antonio Brown, authorities mentioned Thursday, in connection to an alleged home battery incident in Tampa.
The incident unfolded Monday at about 1:30 p.m. EST when Brown and an unidentified lady “had been concerned in a verbal altercation at a house in South Tampa,” in keeping with a Tampa police assertion.
“In some unspecified time in the future afterward, the argument turned bodily, after the suspect threw a shoe on the sufferer,” the assertion continued. “The suspect additionally tried to evict the sufferer from the residence and locked her out of the house.”
Brown is needed for alleged battery and police have a court-ordered warrant for his arrest, officers mentioned.
A consultant for Brown couldn’t be instantly reached for touch upon Thursday.
The large receiver was final on an NFL discipline on Jan. 2 when he famously took off his Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey and pads throughout a recreation at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The bare-chested participant gestured towards followers whereas leaving the sector, and presumably his NFL profession. No group has signed the mercurial 34-year-old to date this 12 months.
If nobody indicators Brown, his profession will finish with 928 receptions, good for 12,291 yards and 83 touchdowns.
His greatest seasons had been in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform (2010-18) when he led the NFL in TD catches (15) in 2018 and in receiving yards in 2014 (1,698) and 2017 (1,533).
He was as soon as accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed by his former coach. Brown denied the allegation and the civil criticism was later settled.
Cristian Santana and Diana Dasrath contributed.