According to the initial report, Tripp and two other men were accused of threatening another group of men and ransacking an apartment, in search of stolen money.
“While an incident did occur that Mr. Tripp was present at the scene of an alleged crime, Mr. Tripp’s involvement was in a substantially diminished degree from that which was reported,” his representatives said, via Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. “Though charged with burglary and possession of a weapon, Mr. Tripp never entered the residence of the alleged victim and the allegations of a weapon being involved are totally unsubstantiated speculation.”
The statement went onto say Tripp was outside, rather than inside the apartment, and that Tripp complied with police and “no weapon of any kind” was recovered.
“Kiante is not a bad person, has never been in any trouble, and allowed himself to be in a place where he should not have been,” the statement read. “He realizes the severity of his mistake, and apologizes sincerely for any negative light cast upon the Browns organization and is confident that all charges will be dropped.”
Tripp is currently free on bond.