Tampa, Fla. ( Associated Press) – A court has issued a warrant for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on one count of assault stemming from a domestic disturbance, Tampa police said Thursday.
Investigators said Brown, 34, got into an altercation with a woman Monday afternoon at a home in Tampa. According to the complaint, Brown threw a shoe at the victim, tried to force her out of the house, and then locked her.
There is an arrest warrant issued by a court. Details of Monday’s brawl were not immediately released.
Brown’s contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was voided a few days after he threw some of his clothing and equipment into the stands in the middle of a game on January 2.
Shortly thereafter, Brown said that he was forced to play by injury, but then-Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians instead claimed that the player was upset that he did not get the ball more often.
The Browns have a long history of struggles on and off the field. He was accused of sexual assault by two women, one of whom claimed that he raped her.
In the 2021 season, he served a three-game suspension for falsely claiming to have received a COVID-19 vaccination.
He was suspended eight games in 2020 for multiple violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, pleading not guilty to charges of theft and criminal mischief related to a fight with the driver of a moving truck in front of the athlete’s home in South Florida. or after pleading not guilty.
Brown began his career with the Steelers and was named an All-Pro four times. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times during his nine seasons in Pittsburgh.
Afterwards, he was traded to the Raiders, but never played in a regular season game with that team, which released him after several off-the-field problems.
New England subsequently hired him but terminated his contract a few weeks later when a second woman accused Brown of sex crimes within 10 days.
Tampa Bay has been Brown’s last team in the NFL.