Antonio Brown and his trainer allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with a truck driver Tuesday and are under police investigation.
The incident took place outside of Brown’s home in Hollywood, Fla., and led to the arrest of his trainer, Glen Holt.
Holt was charged with one count of felony burglary and battery. Brown is listed as a suspect, police told ESPN, and his role in the matter is expected to be clarified by authorities Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, police were unable to make contact with Brown inside his home over concerns about escalating the situation.
Browns has not been arrested or charged with a crime related to the incident.
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What happened at Antonio Brown’s house?
A moving truck and its driver arrived at Antonio Brown’s house Tuesday afternoon to deliver some of his belongings when the incident occurred, according to ESPN. It is unclear what happened next.
Television cameras on site showed a large police presence.
Brown’s trainer, Glen Holt, was arrested at the scene and charged with one count of felony burglary and battery.
A police spokesperson said Brown was at home with Holt at the time of the incident. Police attempted to question Brown to determine whether he would also be charged, but “they were unsuccessful before leaving for the day,” the ESPN report said.
Police declined to release further details while the investigation is ongoing.
What is a battery charge?
In Florida law, battery charges can range from misdemeanor to felony depending on the severity of the incident.
A simple battery charge is applied when a person “actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.” Simple battery is considered a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida and carries up to a one year in jail.
Aggravated battery occurs when a person:
- Intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; or
- Uses a deadly weapon.
- A person commits aggravated battery if the person who was the victim of the battery was pregnant at the time of the offense and the offender knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant.
Aggravated battery is usually charges as a felony in the second degree, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
Antonio Brown timeline
Brown, currently an NFL free agent after being cut by the Patriots, was already under investigation for an unrelated rape accusation. The league is still reviewing that case.
Last week, Brown live-streamed a video of himself yelling obscenties toward police and the mother of his children with his kids present. He threw a bag of penis-shaped gummy candies at the officers. That led his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to conditionally sever ties with him until he seeks counsel.
Brown played in only one NFL game this past season.