Steelers’ Antonio Brown Involved In Domestic Dispute, No Arrest Made; Fans React On Twitter
The Hollywood Police Department first confirmed the news to ESPN on Tuesday.
Can confirm through Hollywood (Fla.) Police that Antonio Brown was involved in a January domestic dispute, no arrests made. HPD, which investigated the disputes, is not commenting further until it has more details. TMZ first reported.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 5, 2019
Local police offered no further comments until it has more details. Brown’s lawyer also declined to comment.
Brown is originally from South Florida. Once a productive wide receiver with the Steelers, he’s fallen into the typical early 2000s dive role that Terrell Owens and Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson occupied. After becoming homeless as a teenager, he was lucky enough to find a spot as a walk-on at North Carolina Tech Prep before eventually transferring to Central Michigan. After three years there, he declared for the NFL Draft and got picked up in the sixth round by the Steelers.
By his second season in the league, Brown turned into one of the most productive wide receivers. He also became one of the most troublesome. On one hand, he’s a seven-time Pro Bowler with a league-record six consecutive 100-catch seasons. On the other hand, he’s an incredibly worrisome player, both as an individual and a team member. This season, Brown threw a tantrum in the locker room, missed work the day before the season finale and then didn’t play in the last game of the season, one with huge playoff implications. On a more serious note, Brown has racked up multiple tickets for reckless driving, often times at speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour. He’s also facing two lawsuits for an April incident where he threw furniture from inside his apartment off a balcony, yelled at security, and almost hit a two-year-old 14 stories below.
After the Steelers failed to reach the playoffs, Brown requested a trade. Some speculated that the San Francisco 49ers would go all out on him. That seems unlikely now. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
Antonio Brown is acting like an Antonio Clown and it makes me Antonio Frown.
— Barry McCockiner (@SportsTalkBarry) February 5, 2019
Me watching Antonio Brown’s career pic.twitter.com/bp4477RK9p
— dora🌛 (@doratx) February 5, 2019
There is a ZERO percent chance the Steelers get a 1st round pick for Antonio Brown. You’re delusional if you feel that way. TO, Randy Moss, Chad Johnson, these guys weren’t trade for 1st rounder. AB might get you a 2nd. Might.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) February 5, 2019
We’re going to need an Antonio Brown bingo card, at this rate.
I’m waiting to fill the spaces where AB punches out a fan and AB gets arrested for tax evasion. Then I’ll have bingo. https://t.co/e63q3lzMcP
— Schlasser (@UrinatingTree) February 5, 2019