Arrest Warrant Issued for NFL Wide Receiver Antonio Brown

Arrest Warrant Issued for NFL Wide Receiver Antonio Brown
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown waits for the team's NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins to begin in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sept. 15, 2019. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—A warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida home.

Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta said in a Wednesday news release that Brown faces charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and criminal mischief.

Officers responded Tuesday afternoon to a disturbance call, where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him, police said. Holt was arrested a short time later and charged with one count of burglary with battery.

Officers attempted to make contact with Brown but were unsuccessful, Latta said.

Police didn’t immediately identify the alleged victim or what prompted the confrontation.

Jail records didn’t list an attorney for Holt, and it wasn’t clear if Brown had a lawyer.

Brown Without an NFL Team After Rape Accusation

Brown had a tumultuous 2019 that left him out of the NFL.

Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. But he quickly wore out his welcome, and Oakland released him before the 2019 season started.

Antonio Brown
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) stands on the sidelines during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sept. 15, 2019. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

The New England Patriots signed him in September, but three days later, one of his former offseason athletic trainers filed a lawsuit accusing him of rape and assault in 2017 and 2018.

Brown’s attorney at the time said the relationship was consensual and that “Mr. Brown denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit.” Brown also countersued his accuser.

Brown played one game with the Patriots, but the team released him on Sept. 20, days after the lawsuit was filed.

CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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