Cops swarm NFL star Antonio Brown’s Florida home ‘following reports of a battery’
Embattled NFL free agent Antonio Brown is suspected of battery and burglary, according to multiple reports on Tuesday afternoon
Embattled NFL free agent Antonio Brown is being investigated for battery and burglary, along with his trainer, outside his home in Hollywood, Florida
Officers arrived at the former Pittsburgh Steelers star’s mansion on Tuesday afternoon, but did not immediately place him under arrest or charge him with any crime.
However, the alleged victim who was driving a moving truck seen outside Brown’s home, told ESPN that he was ‘battered’ by Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt.
Holt has since reportedly been arrested and charged with burglary and battery.
Brown, who is still a suspect, has not been arrested.
Officers on the scene were trying to get Brown to surrender peacefully while they attempted to obtain a warrant, TMZ reported.
A moving truck was seen outside Brown’s home in one picture posted on Twitter, as well as aerial footage from local station WPLG.
The investigation is ongoing, and police expect to release an update on whether Brown will be charged on Wednesday.
Local police did not immediately respond to questions from DailyMail.com.
Brown has been involved in several publicized incidents at his Florida home. Most recently police were called to handle a dispute between himself and the mother of his children.
Brown ultimately recorded himself throwing penis-shaped candy at the woman and the officers while yelling obscenities.
A moving truck can be seen outside Brown’s home, which may be involved in the altercation
A picture from outside Antonio Brown’s Florida home shows a moving truck
The local police athletic league responded by returning a donation from the decorated NFL receiver.
Since then, Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus has severed ties with him, reportedly telling the NFL Players Association that he will not work with Brown until he gets professional help.
Furthermore, attorney Darren Heitner has confirmed to the Daily Mail that he removed himself as counsel for Brown in the lawsuit alleging that the former Steelers star caused damages to a condominium he was renting in Florida.
A seven-time Pro Bowl selection with the Steelers, Brown was traded over the off-season to the Oakland Raiders, who made him the highest-paid receiver in football with a three-year, $50 million extension.
But as training camp began in August, Brown, who had fallen out of favor in Pittsburgh, began making enemies in Oakland.
First he missed time while dealing with blistering feet as a result of a frostbite mishap during cryogenic therapy.
Then there was the prolonged dispute with the league over Brown’s helmet, which was no longer approved by the NFL because it was more than 10 years old.
After losing a pair of grievances, Brown settled on a model made by Xenith, and announced the decision on Instagram, with the words: ‘Helmet drama over.’
Less than a day later, that drama resurfaced when Brown allegedly confronted general manager Mike Mayock, who fined him $53,000 for the practices he missed.
After months of publicly defending embattled wide receiver Antonio Brown (left) against sexual misconduct allegations and trying to find the NFL free agent a new job, renowned player agent Drew Rosenhaus (right) has reportedly severed ties with his longtime client and is refusing to work with him again until he seeks help
Brown is being sued by his ex-personal trainer, Britney Taylor (left), who claims he raped her
Brown then apologized to teammates for his outburst, in which he reportedly called Mayock a ‘cracker’ and needed to be restrained, according to ESPN.
Things appeared to be back on track after the apology until Brown learned that the Raiders had voided $30 million in guarantees on his contract, prompting him to lash out on social media.
Brown demanded his release, which Mayock granted, and within a day he had agreed to a one-year, $15 million deal with the New England Patriots.
After one game in New England, Brown’s former personal trainer, Britney Taylor, sued him in federal court, claiming he raped her and sexually assaulted her twice in 2017 and 2018. She has since refiled the lawsuit in Florida.
It remains unclear if the Patriots were aware of the allegations against Brown at the time of his signing, although Rosenhaus did previously told ESPN that he and his then-client knew there was a possibility of a lawsuit.
Another woman has since anonymously accused Brown of sexual harassment, telling Sports Illustrated that he hired her in 2017 to paint a mural at his Pennsylvania home, where he disrobed and approached her wearing only a hand towel over his genitals.
In response to that story, Brown sent menacing text messages to the unidentified woman, accusing her of making up the allegation and threatening to look into her past.
Brown threw penis-shaped candy at his ex, Chelsie Kyriss (right), and the officers
She then shared those texts with Sports Illustrated.
Brown was cut by the Patriots on September 20, shortly after the text messages to his anonymous accuser were reported. The team never gave an official reason for his release.
The unidentified woman has not filed any lawsuit or pressed criminal charges against Brown.
He has maintained his innocence against all sexual misconduct chargers.
Since then, Brown has alternately declared he was done with football before expressing his desire to return to the NFL.
Rosenhaus previously stated that teams have expressed interest in Brown, pending the findings of the NFL’s investigation into Taylor’s claims.
He even had a reported workout for the New Orleans Saints, which he later called a ‘publicity stunt.’
Brown’s situation is complicated by the NFL’s ongoing investigation because he could be subject to a lengthy suspension if and when he does get signed.