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Ex-NFL player Sergio Brown arrested in connection with mother’s death

Sergio Brown without a helmet

Oct 18, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Sergio Brown (38) on the sidelines during the second half of a football game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL player Sergio Brown was arrested this week in connection with the death of his mother.

Brown was arrested on Tuesday by the San Diego Police Department Threat Management Unit after he tried to re-enter the United States from Mexico, according to authorities. A warrant had been issued for Brown’s arrest in Illinois, which is where his mother Myrtle Brown was found dead last month.

Myrtle was found dead near a creek behind her home in Maywood, Ill., on Sept. 16. Family members had reported both Sergio and his mother missing before Myrtle’s body was discovered. Police had been attempting to locate the former defensive back for weeks after he shared videos on social media discussing the reports about his mother’s death.

“Fake news. Fake news. Fake news,” Brown said in a video in which he tagged ESPN, according to Paulina Dedaj of FOX News. “It has to be the FBI that came into my house on Bob Marley’s death day with the 511 haze and gas unwarranted. They kidnapped me twice from home — the Maywood Police Department. It had to be the FBI or the Maywood police.

“I thought my f—ing mama was on vacation in Sinaloa. That’s f—ing fake news. Get the f— out of my goddamn face. She’s retired, and you want to come to me? The FBI had to do it. They have some power to do some s— like that. What the f— is going on? That’s fake news.”

Brown played in the NFL for seven seasons. He first signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Brown then went on to play for the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills.

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