Report: Police investigate Antonio Brown for battery

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The troubled times of Antonio Brown continue.

Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports that Hollywood, Florida police currently are investigating Brown for possible battery. There’s currently an active scene at Brown’s home, with police determining whether he will be charged. For now, Brown has not been arrested.

According to TMZ.com, “it appears someone has been injured” at Brown’s home.

Brown has had a contentious relationship with Hollywood police in recent days. He captured on video (and posted on social media) a hostile exchange with officers, with the hostility coming exclusively from Brown. The police department later returned a donation Brown had made to its youth athletic fund.

“We did not want our youth to be subject to this type of behavior nor emulate the actions of Mr. Brown,” a spokesperson for the Hollywood police said last week.

Cut by the Patriots in September, Brown went unsigned for the balance of the 2019 season. The league has yet to impose discipline for the investigation sparked by a sexual assault/rape lawsuit. Today’s incident will serve only to complicate his status, even if he isn’t arrested or charged.

88 responses to “Report: Police investigate Antonio Brown for battery

  1. While Antonio has his phone out and on social media, he should look at the troubling videos of Delonte West in recent days.

    The money will fade Antonio, the demons will not.

  2. The longer AB is out of Pittsburgh, the more Mike Tomlin shines. How did he keep the lid on this guy?

  3. Ugh…… there is nothing left to say about this train wreck. Dude needs help. Even rosenhaus saw it.

  4. Well, Groundhog day is on February 2nd, and it’s a leap year. So, it makes sense that Antonio Brown is making the same mistakes over and over and over again. His time loop is sad.

  5. When is someone from the NFL or the NFLPA going to personally meet with him and try to get a handle on his behavior. Something is not right with the the young man. The NFL and NFLPA both talk about player safety but have failed to do anything to help him as far as we know.

  6. Stick a fork in him, he’s done. No team is going to want to touch him. He will be broke within 5 years and hopefully not dead before 45. I know that sounds terrible, but it sounds like the trajectory he is on.

  7. steelerinnj says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:42 pm
    When is someone from the NFL or the NFLPA going to personally meet with him and try to get a handle on his behavior. Something is not right with the the young man. The NFL and NFLPA both talk about player safety but have failed to do anything to help him as far as we know.
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    Have you ever tried to “meet” with someone who is/was acting like this? Good luck with that.

  8. That young man’s issues have issues. I hope he gets the help he needs, because he’s going to end up in prison if he doesn’t.

  9. Mr. Brown the common denominator in all of your issues is a man named, “Antonio Brown”….not the police, not your agent, not your painter, not the chef, not the Saints, not the Patriots, not the Raiders, or the Steelers or Ju-Ju or the evil cryo-therapy chamber…It’s some guy named Antonio Brown.

  10. steelerinnj says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:42 pm
    When is someone from the NFL or the NFLPA going to personally meet with him and try to get a handle on his behavior. Something is not right with the the young man. The NFL and NFLPA both talk about player safety but have failed to do anything to help him as far as we know.
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    I’ve seen nothing from him to indicate that he acknowledges that there is a problem, let alone that he wants help.

    Exactly how is someone supposed to help him under these circumstances? Years ago, you could have someone committed for observation, but that concept was abused so much that it had to go by the wayside except under extraordinary circumstances. And in today’s “everything is allowed” environment, imagine trying to get someone committed involuntarily.

  11. Remember that training camp write up by Peter King, when AB was working hard, followed by a great season with that stretch TD to clinch the division? What the heck happened after that? Could the theory that it started with Burfict’s dirty hit be true? The timing lines up.

  12. Good Lord. Hate to say it, but I have a feeling this isn’t the worst thing that’s going to happen. I don’t see him ever pulling out of this tailspin.

  13. The longer AB is out of Pittsburgh, the more Mike Tomlin shines. How did he keep the lid on this guy?

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    Actually, Tomlin is to blame for enabling AB. He let him do what he wanted with no consequence. Now AB does not understand that rules and laws apply to him. So let’s not praise Tomlin who was part of the problem.

  14. Maybe he doesn’t want to play.
    Maybe he thinks that he can get the league to cut him a check like Kaepernick did.

  15. Anyone else watch the Aaron Hernandez shoe in Netflix. Not a murderer, but completely out of control blowing up everything he worked for.

    Anyone chirping about Tomlin remember the year in year out production he got out of this sixth rounder. He is not a social worker. He is head coach of a profootball team.

  16. This is a case of a person who has been the squeaky wheel his whole adult life and use to getting his way nothing more nothing less ,and he has not been getting his way lately so he has gotten a lot more squeaky!

  17. The shame is that with whatever money he has left a regular person could support his kids, send them to college and live an above modest lifestyle for the rest of their life.

  18. Remember when everyone thought he was naughty going on Facebook Live in the locker room that time? Sheesh.

  19. djstat says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm
    The longer AB is out of Pittsburgh, the more Mike Tomlin shines. How did he keep the lid on this guy?

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    Actually, Tomlin is to blame for enabling AB. He let him do what he wanted with no consequence. Now AB does not understand that rules and laws apply to him. So let’s not praise Tomlin who was part of the problem.
    =================================================

    Right, because a grown man, should need another grown man to tell him right from wrong. Seems to me he should have learned that little tidbit long before he made it to the NFL. The Steelers traded him. Is it the Raider’s fault for trading for him, or wait, let’s blame the Patriots, they couldn’t wait to get their hands on him either. Both of those teams knew what he was, did they enable him by giving him a job? The fault is Brown’s and Brown’s alone. But, yeah, it’s the way of the world today, it’s always someone else’s fault…..

  20. There’s a really good chance this specific incident will end up being nothing, but he hasn’t done much to earn the benefit of the doubt.
    He’ll find someone to blame.

  21. Geesh. It never ends with this guy. He needs some serious mental help and if he doesn’t accept it he is going to self destruct.

  22. djstat says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm
    The longer AB is out of Pittsburgh, the more Mike Tomlin shines. How did he keep the lid on this guy?

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    Actually, Tomlin is to blame for enabling AB. He let him do what he wanted with no consequence. Now AB does not understand that rules and laws apply to him. So let’s not praise Tomlin who was part of the problem
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    Society may play a part in his behavior. You can’t discipline or he’ll cry racism like many do.

  23. v2787 says:
    That young man’s issues have issues. I hope he gets the help he needs, because he’s going to end up in prison if he doesn’t.
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    Prison may be the help he needs.

  24. steelerinnj says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:42 pm
    When is someone from the NFL or the NFLPA going to personally meet with him and try to get a handle on his behavior. Something is not right with the the young man. The NFL and NFLPA both talk about player safety but have failed to do anything to help him as far as we know.

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    From what I can tell, Gruden and Mayock tried helping him, and he responded with hurling racist slurs, threatening violence, and posting a private phone on the internet. Let’s not lay his behaviour at the feet of his former employers.

  25. Jeffrey Smith says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    The longer AB is out of Pittsburgh, the more Mike Tomlin shines. How did he keep the lid on this guy?
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    By not confronting him and allowing his nonsense to evolve into this. As soon as Tomlin finally had enough JuJu was replacing AB and he could no handle either, acted out more and more and Pitt got rid of him. Then the Raiders coddled him and even wanted to keep him after he was ready to swing on the GM. They finally bailed when he tried to air dirty laundry on social media and that’s when they got rid of him. The Pats thought he HAS to straighten up now but, nope. They were denied relevant information concerning that woman and then AB jumped on e-mail to threaten her and he was booted by them too. It looks like Tomlin was handling him but a deeper look shows he likely created some of this by enabling AB for so long.

  26. “1:30 PM PT — A police source tells TMZ Sports … Antonio Brown has been accused of felony battery and burglary stemming from an incident with a driver who works for a moving company.
    We’re told cops are actively working on getting a warrant for Brown’s arrest and they’re trying to convince the NFL star to surrender peacefully.
    Our source says a man who was with Brown at the time of the alleged altercation has already been arrested.”

    Trying to convince Brown to surrender peacefully. I doubt this ends well at all.

  27. It seems like nobody is responsible for their own actions anymore…all I keep reading in the comment sections in the numerous stories about this guy is: “Help him” and “Blah blah CTE blah blah.” I realize we still do not know all there is to know about CTE and wouldn’t rule out mental illness, but the most likely scenario here is that AB is an awful person. This is a spoiled entitled athlete who was never told “no” his entire life who all of a sudden has to face some very public consequences for his actions…and he is not liking it!! That makes a lot more sense than a shot in the head completely changing you…(and that goes double for Aaron hernandez)

  28. This is going to end with him in jail for seriously hurting or killing somebody or else he himself getting killed.

  29. Returning Mr. Browns donation to the youth athletic fund was petty, small, vindictive, and cheesy. But they cops so wat you spek.

  30. “If he were Jonny Manziel, you guys would be rooting for him to get another chance.”

    I wouldn’t.

  31. All this hate for AB just cuz he didn’t put up with the cop trying to break into his house?

  32. Oh, yeah, it’s all Tomlin’s fault. Then it was the Raiders fault, and finally the Patriots. After watching his meltdown with the Steelers, they both thought he had miraculously changed?? LOL They thought, they were getting the steal of the century. Why not blame those two teams while we’re at? After all, they gave him another chance, both couldn’t wait to get their hands on him. I have a novel idea, place the blame where it’s due…at Brown’s feet.

  33. “All this hate for AB just cuz he didn’t put up with the cop trying to break into his house?”

    Uh exactly when did a cop “try and break into his house?”

    None did actually.

  34. mazblast says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:49 pm
    steelerinnj says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:42 pm
    When is someone from the NFL or the NFLPA going to personally meet with him and try to get a handle on his behavior. Something is not right with the the young man. The NFL and NFLPA both talk about player safety but have failed to do anything to help him as far as we know.
    ————————————-
    I’ve seen nothing from him to indicate that he acknowledges that there is a problem, let alone that he wants help.

    Exactly how is someone supposed to help him under these circumstances? Years ago, you could have someone committed for observation, but that concept was abused so much that it had to go by the wayside except under extraordinary circumstances. And in today’s “everything is allowed” environment, imagine trying to get someone committed involuntarily.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    He is living in Florida and that means he is subject to this: The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 (Florida Statute 394.451-394.47891[1] [2009 rev.]), commonly known as the “Baker Act,” allows the involuntary institutionalization and examination of an individual.

    The Baker Act allows for involuntary examination (what some call emergency or involuntary commitment), which can be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, physicians, or mental health professionals. There must be evidence that the person:

    possibly has a mental illness.
    is in danger of becoming a harm to self, harm to others, or is self neglectful.
    Both of these are defined in the Baker Act.

    Examinations may last up to 72 hours after a person is deemed medically stable and occur in over 100 Florida Department of Children and Families-designated receiving facilities statewide.

  35. emac40 says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:46 pm
    Mr. Brown the common denominator in all of your issues is a man named, “Antonio Brown”….not the police, not your agent, not your painter, not the chef, not the Saints, not the Patriots, not the Raiders, or the Steelers or Ju-Ju or the evil cryo-therapy chamber…It’s some guy named Antonio Brown.

    — You forgot the helmet.

  36. He’s just nervous, this is Grammy week and he’s been looked over for years. FINGERS CROSSED.

  37. Brown’s finished in the NFL.

    He’ll be 32 next season and if he ever decides to play again the league is going to need a good year-plus to sift through all of these legal and criminal issues to assess suspensions & fines, which will probably include a season of suspension.

    He’s already exiting his premium playing years after which, in a perfect world, which it won’t be for him, he’ll be an average WR at best. Absolutely no team is going to put up with his BS and associated risks for anything less than top-shelf play, which isn’t forthcoming anymore.

    He just 5150’d himself out of life. Going forward he’ll be a perfect case-study for what happens to players that have no other skills in life besides the ability to play football.

    Among other things, I see in his mid-term future lawsuits against those that handled his money. He’s not going to weather lower-middle class living very well.

  38. If a girl drops you that’s one thing. If a team drops you that’s another. And if your agent drops you all you have left is God.

  39. nevyn49 says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    He’s just trying to get signed by the Chiefs.
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    Can you imagine if they grabbed him for a week just for the SB?

  40. The first step is recognizing and then admitting that you need help.
    Brown is still a long way away from that. Unfortunately, it’s probably going to take a major and tragic incident for him to see the light. Pray that no one dies.

  41. patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:46 pm
    Them current and ex patriot players always somehow seem to dodge the law when it comes time to pay their price.

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    Well after such a long and illustrious career with them…..

  42. A couple weeks ago, the author was complaining that Brown was being treated unfairly by the League in not acting to clear him. Apparently the League was smart to not rush a decision. Given what we keep seeing surface, it’s not hard to guess they have some nonpublic information they are trying to process, and Brown keeps adding fuel to the fire.

  43. “Can you imagine if they grabbed him for a week just for the SB?”

    I imagine that the league would not allow him to fill the media with negative headlines in the week running up to the Super Bowl the same way he did to start their 100th anniversary season.

    I imagine that the moment the league office got the slightest wind of the Chiefs trying to do so he would be put on the commisioner’s exempt list

    I imagine no matter how desperate Andy Reid and the Chiefs are to win the big game, that they wouldn’t be foolish enough to do so

    That’s what I imagine.

  44. Anton Chigurh says:
    January 21, 2020 at 6:50 pm
    patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:46 pm
    Them current and ex patriot players always somehow seem to dodge the law when it comes time to pay their price.

    ————————-
    Well after such a long and illustrious career with them
    ——————————-
    Why didn’t you post the whole comment? I’m just curious how Kraft got nothing along with Chandler Jones and new to the group Patrick Chung.

  45. The world according to A.B
    Today – Cops are just after me man I didn’t do nothin
    Tomorrow – Cops are just trying to do their jobs I’m sorry
    Thursday – I’m suing the cops, Hollywood Florida, The Mayor, My Lawyer, My Mother
    Friday – Letter of apology to all involved
    Saturday – Trashing home in Florida and burning it down while videoing entire event
    Sunday – Claiming phone was stolen and that wasn’t me on Video

  46. Man, all the snarky comments.

    Given his alleged actions around and toward others (his kids, other kids, potentially various women), I don’t feel bad for him, but the situation itself is a bummer. A lot of fans have resentment for what he did while in the NFL, but the situation seems way beyond fan resentment now. Pretty evident he’s never playing again and he’s on a complete downward spiral. I don’t want to see his life completely ruined or worse.

  47. Cardinealsfan2o you sir sound like an immature kid who hasn’t grown up and hasn’t learned how to be an adult. You trying to act like Antonio brown. Many kids who idolize him, will learn the hard way that’s not normal behavior.

  48. Jeffrey Smith says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm
    The longer AB is out of Pittsburgh, the more Mike Tomlin shines. How did he keep the lid on this guy?
    ============================

    Mike Tomlin deserves a life time achievement award for keeping this guy inline for the most part over the last 10yrs.

  49. If you want evidence that people can turn things around, look no further than actor Robert Downey Jr, who had a spell that included arrests for substance possession and some other bad behavior.

    Now look at him. He has rocked some of the sexiest leading roles in Hollywood. Imagine the same for Antonio Brown. A. Brown as Dr. Doolittle, Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes.

  50. Someone should tell him he’s not on the Raiders anymore, no reason to keep trying to get cut. They’ve already dropped him

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