TMZ Sports is reporting Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown was involved in a domestic dispute, but was not arrested. In January, a woman contacted the Hollywood, Florida police department about alleged misconduct by Brown. The nature of the alleged misconduct has not been released.
“Mr. Brown was involved in a domestic dispute. No arrests were made.” A representative told TMZ sports.
Brown has been involved in off and on the field incidents the past two years. Already on shaky ground with the Steelers because of missing a must-win Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Brown was also involved in an incident where he is alleged to have thrown furniture off his condo balcony last April.
A report refuted by Brown’s lawyer in a statement to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Statement to ESPN from Antonio Brown's lawyer, Darren Heitner: “The allegations are baseless and false. It’s unfortunate that the media is trying to use distractions like this and prior stories in an effort to tarnish my client’s name and reputation. We have no further comment.”— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 5, 2019
The Steelers organization, and the NFL, take any report of domestic abuse seriously. It would not be surprising to see the NFL open an investigation into the alleged incident.
The Steelers released the following statement, this via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Steelers statment on AB: “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.”— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) February 5, 2019
Stay tuned to BTSC for details about this incident when they become available.