An arrest warrant has been issued for former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in Tampa, Florida, it was revealed on Thursday. The warrant stems from an incident on November 28th. Brown is charged with misdemeanor domestic violence battery by the police in relation to the incident, according to a court document obtained by Steelers Now.
TMZ reported that Brown got into a dispute with the mother of his children. Police reported to the residence where Brown was in an altercation with the woman. The police told Fox 13 in Tampa Bay that Brown “threw a shoe at the victim striking her in the ponytail”. Brown would lock himself in a room when police arrived and deposed the woman’s belongings onto the street below.
On Wednesday, Brown was served with a petition for a risk protection order in Hillsborough County, Florida, Steelers Now reported. The Tampa Police Department requested the risk protection order, which is designed to restrict firearm and ammunition possession by a person who poses a danger to themself or others.
The request for the risk protection order was denied by judge Denise Pomponio. The reason for the denial was not available through court records.
Brown played for the Steelers from 2010-18. He last suited up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneeers in 2021. Brown won a Super Bowl with the team in 2020, but his NFL tenure ended when he quit on the team in the middle of a game against the New York Jets on Jan. 2, 2022.
Brown has been in repeated legal trouble dating back to his time in Pittsburgh. He was sued for throwing furniture from the balcony of his apartment and nearly hitting a child, he was sued by a doctor and a personal chef for non-payment, and was involved in several domestic disputes.
Brown was released by the New England Patriots in 2019 and served an eight-game suspension after he was accused of sexual assault by a former trainer. After serving the suspension, he was then signed by the Buccaneers and eventually settled the lawsuit with his former trainer. While playing with the Buccaneers, Brown was suspended three games in 2021 for obtaining a fake COVID-19 vaccination card.
In October, Brown made the airwaves yet again. A video surfaced that showed Brown indecently exposing himself to guests in a Dubai hotel swimming pool in May. The incident goes on to state that Brown flaunted his private parts to people in attendance.