Antonio Brown involved, not arrested in January domestic dispute

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Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was the subject of a lot of attention from the football world in January and he also drew the attention of law enforcement in Florida.

TMZ reports that a woman contacted the Hollywood Police Department in mid-January and accused Brown of misconduct. No details of her account are known, but a department representative confirmed that Brown was not arrested after police investigated the complaint.

“Mr. Brown was involved in a domestic dispute. No arrests were made,” the representative said.

PFT has reached out to the Steelers and the league for comment on the story. We will update this post with any response we receive.

Brown’s status with the Steelers has been the main story about the wideout since he was left out of the lineup for Week 17 after missing practices leading up to the regular season finale. Steelers owner Art Rooney initially said that it was hard to envision Brown back with the team in 2019, but has since sounded more receptive to working things out.

UPDATE 2:43 p.m. ET: Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten gave the following statement to PFT:

“We were made aware earlier today of the alleged incident involving Antonio Brown last month in Florida. We are still in the process of gathering information, consequently we have no further comment at this time.”

84 responses to “Antonio Brown involved, not arrested in January domestic dispute

  1. He’s not helping himself at all…
    Since week 16 every move he’s made has been the wrong one.
    Maybe time to reach out to Mr. Rooney and have a talk Antonio.

  2. Just wait for it as it is coming. This guy is his own worst enemy. It’s too bad but its what happens when someone is coddled and allowed to play by his own rules. Doesn’t work in real life. It is his own fault for not being an adult, but it is what happens when someone is enabled by an entire organization.

  3. AS a Ravens fan I would love to see the Steelers saddled with this clown for a few more years and watch their locker room implode. Yes, by all means Mr. Rooney, please see if you can work it out.

  4. Why “reach out” to the Steelers?
    Were the Steelers involved? No.
    Why not “reach out” to De Smith and his NFLPA for comment? They are, after all, Brown’s representative to the Steelers and the NFL proper.
    IMO Brown is an absolute idiot. He is causing harm to his former team and reducing his market value at the same time.
    Clearly he has taken advice from the same imbecile who advised LeVeon Bell.

  5. Im a DIE HARD Steeler fan and ive cheered for this man for YEARS so im not gonna bash him right now… i do think its time to move on from him… but honestly WHO or WHY would any team wanna take on a player with this much going on at one time… he has changed as anyone would expect with a the rise that hes made from his youth.. but he has proven he isnt all about TEAM… or loyalty … it will be very interesting to see if ANYONE including the Steelers deal with his actions until he changes…

  6. Antonio is a complete mess. He is on a trajectory to be out of the league in the near future. I could easily see him next spring trying to audition his way on to a team by doing sit-ups in T.O.’s driveway.

  7. inozwetrust says:

    February 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    AS a Ravens fan I would love to see the Steelers saddled with this clown for a few more years and watch their locker room implode. Yes, by all means Mr. Rooney, please see if you can work it out.

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    I’m pretty sure that the locker room has already imploded.

  8. If we’re lucky he’ll violate the terms of his deal in some way so we can walk away without paying him since his trade value has gone the way of an ottoman off a balcony.

  9. how much are you signing him for guaranteed now? This is fast becoming a trainwreck.

    All the recent Superbowl winning teams had XERO highest paid at key positions players.

    The trend is you can’t just pay big a few players, then shortchange building a whole team and win.

    Trade him get picks and move on.

  10. Scientists world wide are seeking the cause of the disease that has killed the Killer Bs.

    -Bryant—-got too much second hand smoke at Oakland/SF Grateful Dead shows.

    -Bell——rap career details player with injury and suspension history. Spends too much time with Pittsburgher Wiz Khalifa singing Black And Yellow over and over and over again.

    – Boswell—how ya’ doing Boz now that you have a 5 year contract? “Oh, I can’t kick.” We know.

    -Brown—-“Oh, sorry, I confused Week 17 with the first round bye.”

    -Ben—-“just pay me the 30m for each of the next 4 years. I deserve it after you got rid of the other Bs!”

  11. AB has had several run-ins with the law recently… Steeler trolls love to talk about how Vontaze Burfict will be in jail after football, despite having no issues with the law. Appears more likely that prison is much more likely in AB’s future.

  12. Given the team he is (currently) on, he’ll be suspended for the first half of week 1 and have to take an anger management class.

  13. AS a Ravens fan I would love to see the Steelers saddled with this clown for a few more years and watch their locker room implode. Yes, by all means Mr. Rooney, please see if you can work it out.

    I bet you would seeing as your new QB can’t complete a simple out route!

  14. “inozwetrust says:
    February 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    AS a Ravens fan I would love to see the Steelers saddled with this clown for a few more years and watch their locker room implode. Yes, by all means Mr. Rooney, please see if you can work it out.”

    The locker room hasn’t imploded. Not even close.
    Except for Bell and Brown. The locker room wasn’t an issue this year. In fact, the Bell situation had nothing to do with the locker room. It had to do with a guy who wasn’t there, and the media asking about him non stop. It didn’t affect outcomes on Sunday. He wasn’t there. Even Brown wasn’t an issue until he went AWOL. At the point, the locker room was against him and reports are that they would have physically stopped him from suiting up for the game if he had shown up to play.
    If you want to say Tomlin gave Brown too much slack, you are right. He should have suspended him a year or two ago. But ultimately he did sit him and now we see what happens when you discipline Brown. He completely loses it. If he’s not careful he may not be on the field next year.

  15. He goes to T.O. for football advice so I’m assuming he reaches out to Ray Rice for relationship advice?

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    Why go outside the organization? Big Ben has a knack for working out amicable solutions with the ladies (and their attorneys).

  16. Brown just cost himself a lot of money. Nobody will trade for him because of the baggage so either the Steelers keep or cut him. If he gets cut he is going to have to take a one year prove it deal for a lot less than what he is getting now.

  17. What a moron. Why do these guys continue to put themselves in these types of situations? Totally ridiculous.

  18. Is this what he meant when he talked about “using the gift of choosing to take back charge of his life, and express himself in a way that truly defines him,”

    I see why people were trying to avoid that, if that is indeed the case.

  19. Police investigated but didn’t pursue it. So either there was nothing to it, or the person making the complaint decided to drop it. If not for Brown’s other issues, we wouldn’t give it a second thought. But in the current context, it seems further evidence that he’s spiraling out of control. Perhaps it’s ego run amok–heaven knows, Brown has always had an ego. But in 2016 he took a severe shot to the head from a player who goes out of his way to try and inflict injury on other players (which is why Burfict doesn’t belong in the league). Of course, that’s just one of many hits he’s experienced in his career. The best thing anyone could do for Brown right now is order a brain scan and check for CTE.

  20. Hey, I get that AB is a slo-mo train wreck, but let’s not all freak out about a TMZ report. It’s TMZ, after all. He wasn’t arrested, he wasn’t charged. We don’t know anything about what happened. I know it’s easy to jump on AB, he hasn’t done himself any favors, but the Court of Public Opinion is destructive, hopelessly stupid beast.

  21. Why don’t they reach out TO or Ocho to find out what’s going on? He won’t talk to the Steelers, why would they know? The incident happened in January, he walked out at halftime on December 30th, and never looked back. The Steelers can’t move on from AB quick enough. The video of him at the pre super bowl activities says a lot. He’s always been a me first player, but it seems over the last year or so, he’s been on fast spiral downward. I’m now beginning to wonder if he has cracked. If so, I hope he gets some help.

  22. And with that any trade offers just dropped a round or two and have conditional tags added on. If any information other than “it was a shouting match” come out then even those trade offers will disappear. Got to wonder if AB is completely self destructing or trying very hard to get cut…..

  23. He can’t keep his emotions in check, and it is getting out of control, I don’t know what happened quite possibly yelling at someone or vice versa, and then some 3rd party called the cops.

    His attitude is going to get him out of more than just Pittsburgh if this keeps up though. Talent is fine and all… but he is to the point where he isn’t worth it.

  24. The coach will say, oh that’s okay Mr. Brown, give me a dozen push ups. This is becoming a regular item with the Steeler’s.

    I think it’s time for the head coach to be fired!

  25. Patsfan here, and don’t particularly like AB’s antics, but hanging him out to dry for a story with no details or corroboration is over the top.

    Stand fast, let the story develop or die, then opine.

  26. The “hits” just keep on coming. It is sad really, talent like that, lacking the maturity to maximize it.

  27. @Deb – then JuJu should also be out of the league for bragging about concussing Vontaze. Furthermore, he bragged that that play “endeared “ him to your hypocritical and classless fan base.

  28. Yes Steelers fan we have a Ray Lewis Statue.

    I’ll take allegedly murking some (male) punk who started violence by fighting with Ray’s crew in a club, over domestic violence any day, or violence against women any day, Or throwing furniture over a balcony barely missing the decapitation of a child.

    Screw Ray Rice too him and Big Ben get a nasty award 🤮.

    Ray Lewis however turned his life around got a away from people that would put him in a situation to get blood on his beautiful white suit.

    Ray came through the fire a better man and a better leader of men. Antonio Brown is developing in to Team Oblitorator 2.0. And he’s got the original in his corner to boot. However it’s worse because there is a recklessness and arrogance that would even make T. O. blush.

  29. jjackwagon says:
    February 5, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Kareem Hunt wasn’t arrested either.
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    Same for Elliott. This guy might as well accept his 6-game vacation right now.

  30. stillabengalsfan says:
    February 5, 2019 at 3:27 pm
    @Deb – then JuJu should also be out of the league for bragging about concussing Vontaze. Furthermore, he bragged that that play “endeared “ him to your hypocritical and classless fan base.

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    Ah, there we go again, with the oft used “your fanbase is classless” statement. Does it ever get old? Yes, the entire fanbase is classless, just like all the other 31 teams fanbases are classless. You hate a particular team(s) so the fans are classless. Dollars to donuts, most Bengals fans love Burficts hard hitting style, which is fine. So why can’t the competitions’ fans, if they so desire, like it when he gets paid back? Hypocrites, indeed.

  31. stillabengalsfan says:
    February 5, 2019 at 3:27 pm
    @Deb – then JuJu should also be out of the league for bragging about concussing Vontaze. Furthermore, he bragged that that play “endeared “ him to your hypocritical and classless fan base.

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    As I said on another thread, JuJu did not endear himself to me with that hit. And if he had a history of deliberately inflicting injury–as Burfict does–I’d agree that he doesn’t belong in the league. At this point, that hit was a one-off, and JuJu got full of himself when everyone congratulated him on inadvertently knocking out a dirty player. As I said on the other post, I don’t want to see our guys resorting to the same tactics as Burfict–who has a long history of deliberately trying to injure. JuJu’s penalty/suspension was not a credit to himself nor a help to the team. It’s football not roller derby.

  32. Do you remember the good ole days in the 80’s when receivers like Art Monk would go about doing their jobs with complete professionalism and without drawing attention to themselves.

    Where have you gone Art Monk, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

  33. Antoni(a) Brown, a bad air follow this kid. It’s beyond painful now …. I grew rooting for Stallworth & Swann; this kid is hard to root for.

  34. steelerfanjo says:
    February 5, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    Ravens fan… you have a STATUE OF Ray Lewis. So shut up.
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    Ye we do have a statue of Ray Lewis. Do you know why? Because he is the best middle linebacker to EVER play the game.

  35. @Deb, Police did not pursue Brown’s furniture incident either and none of Ben’s alleged assaults were pursued. That in and of itself doesn’t mean a lot especially considering both sides likely have conflicting versions that cannot be proven absent obvious physical evidence. The CTE thing just seems like a reach to me. I thought they can’t diagnose CTE on a living person unless that has recently changed. I think this simply boils down to Brown behaving “properly” until he got his big payday. Once that happened his true nature surfaced because it was no longer important to hide his behavior. He isn’t the first to be “corrupted” by large sums of money and he won’t be the last. IMHO, Brown is just an immature punk who thinks the world revolves around him and his personal desires. He cannot take criticism much less discipline that publicly makes him look bad and he is lashing out just like the poor people who blame everybody else for their misfortune. The main difference is his name is recognized so it makes the news.

  36. @tylawpick6

    You are delusional and with all your childish comments you are either in your mid twenties or a really immature out of touch with reality 30 year old.

  37. jman967 says:
    February 5, 2019 at 1:22 pm
    “inozwetrust says:
    February 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    AS a Ravens fan I would love to see the Steelers saddled with this clown for a few more years and watch their locker room implode. Yes, by all means Mr. Rooney, please see if you can work it out.”

    The locker room hasn’t imploded. Not even close.
    Except for Bell and Brown. The locker room wasn’t an issue this year. In fact, the Bell situation had nothing to do with the locker room. It had to do with a guy who wasn’t there, and the media asking about him non stop. It didn’t affect outcomes on Sunday. He wasn’t there. Even Brown wasn’t an issue until he went AWOL. At the point, the locker room was against him and reports are that they would have physically stopped him from suiting up for the game if he had shown up to play.
    If you want to say Tomlin gave Brown too much slack, you are right. He should have suspended him a year or two ago. But ultimately he did sit him and now we see what happens when you discipline Brown. He completely loses it. If he’s not careful he may not be on the field next year.
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    Uh gee. It sounds to me like you are describing a locker room that has imploded 🙂

  38. @FinFan68. You make some very good points, and what you say may truly be the case. He’s always been a me first player. I’ll be honest, when he flew in on the chopper to camp, I thought he was off his rocker. There again, that little activity was allowed to happen by the Steelers. It just helped to reinforce his mindset that he is more important than others on the team. Same goes for him staying in luxury digs during camp. Some say what difference does it make where he stays? The answer to that is this, camp not only is for training, it’s for bonding and becoming a TEAM. Somehow Brown lost that concept a while ago, if he ever truly had it.

  39. steelpenguin6687 says:
    February 5, 2019 at 6:47 pm
    @FinFan68. You make some very good points, and what you say may truly be the case. He’s always been a me first player. I’ll be honest, when he flew in on the chopper to camp, I thought he was off his rocker. There again, that little activity was allowed to happen by the Steelers. It just helped to reinforce his mindset that he is more important than others on the team. Same goes for him staying in luxury digs during camp. Some say what difference does it make where he stays? The answer to that is this, camp not only is for training, it’s for bonding and becoming a TEAM. Somehow Brown lost that concept a while ago, if he ever truly had it.
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    Absolutely. I don’t remember the chopper thing but it does show the “I’m better than them” mentality. It is easy to say the Steelers or more specifically Tomlin enabled his behavior and that led to where they are now. I agree with that and hold Tomlin accountable as the HC for the level of drama Brown has caused at least since he FB live from the locker room. He needed leadership and decisive discipline and for normal people that would help. But, the way he has been I’m not so sure he wouldn’t have just blown up way back then if Tomlin actually held him accountable. It would have eliminated any locker room contempt though and there seems to have been much of that brewing which always degrades the effectiveness of a team.

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