Report: Antonio Brown not cooperating with police after alleged battery incident
Police were called to Antonio Brown’s home in Florida on Tuesday following a possible battery incident, but the star wide receiver is reportedly not cooperating with with the investigation.
The Hollywood (Fla.) Police Department confirmed on Tuesday that a moving truck driver said he was the victim of battery at Brown’s home. Brown’s trainer, Glen Holt, was taken into custody following the incident and charged with “burglary with battery.” Brown is also considered a suspect in the incident, but public information officer Christian Lata told USA Today’s Chris Bumbaca that the 31-year-old “locked himself in his house” and was not cooperating with police as of late Wednesday morning.
Details surrounding the alleged incident remain unclear, but Brown could face legal trouble even if he was not directly involved. If Brown is considered a suspect, he would be impeding an investigation by refusing to cooperate with police.
While police have not had success contacting Brown, the free agent did send a couple of tweets on Wednesday morning. One was a link to a new song he made available on iTunes, and another said “they want my name slandered.”
They want my name slandered
— AB (@AB84) January 22, 2020
Multiple police officers have been called to Brown’s home on at least two occasions this month. The last time, Brown broadcasted the incident on Instagram live and showed himself berating police and cursing in front of his children.
Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus and attorney Darren Heitner parted ways with the Pro Bowler last week. Rosenhaus said he is willing to work with Brown in the future but only if Brown seeks counseling.
Brown has been under investigation by the NFL after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. His chances of signing with a team next season are getting worse by the day.