By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Hollywood (Florida) police issued an arrest warrant for former Steelers, Raiders, and Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown Wednesday night, following an altercation with a mover at his home. Brown is facing a felony charge of burglary with battery, as well as charges of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief.
These allegations follow an incident at Brown's home on Tuesday, when Brown and his trainer Glenn Holt allegedly assaulted a moving truck driver following a disagreement over an agreed payment. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Brown initially refused to pay the mover a $4,000 fee, and threw a rock at the truck as the driver was leaving, causing damage to the vehicle. Later, a separate truck returned to Brown's home after he agreed to pay the $4,000, plus cover the damages the rock inflicted on the previous truck. Upon arrival, Brown paid the $4,000 but refused to give any more, resulting in Brown and Holt climbing into the cab and assaulting the driver. (Holt was arrested following in the incident on Tuesday, on felony burglary charges).
Police initially did not name Brown a suspect but did try to speak with him following the incident on Wednesday. Brown ignored their requests, remaining in his home. There was no police activity visible at Brown's home following the issuing of the warrant Wednesday night, suggesting the police could be giving him time to turn himself in.
This is another in a long line of controversies Brown has found himself in in the last six months. After demanding a trade last offseason from the Pittsburgh Steelers, a string of antics saw him released by the Oakland Raiders after training camp. He signed with the New England Patriots, playing in just one game before being released due to sexual assault and stalking allegations. Since then, he has been vocal on social media criticizing his former teams, the NFL, and other figures in his life including the mother of three of his children.
Brown is also currently being investigated by the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy, related to sexual assault allegations from a former trainer, Britney Taylor. He is currently on the commissioner's exempt list. In addition, he is currently in a legal battle with both the Patriots and Raiders over about $40 million combined from the contracts he was released from. The team's claim Brown voided the personal conduct portions of his contracts. Those cases are expected to be heard by an arbitrator later this spring.
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