Antonio Brown involved, not arrested in January domestic dispute
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was the subject of a lot of attention from the football world in January and he also drew the attention of law enforcement in Florida.
TMZ reports that a woman contacted the Hollywood Police Department in mid-January and accused Brown of misconduct. No details of her account are known, but a department representative confirmed that Brown was not arrested after police investigated the complaint.
“Mr. Brown was involved in a domestic dispute. No arrests were made,” the representative said.
PFT has reached out to the Steelers and the league for comment on the story. We will update this post with any response we receive.
Brown’s status with the Steelers has been the main story about the wideout since he was left out of the lineup for Week 17 after missing practices leading up to the regular season finale. Steelers owner Art Rooney initially said that it was hard to envision Brown back with the team in 2019, but has since sounded more receptive to working things out.
UPDATE 2:43 p.m. ET: Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten gave the following statement to PFT:
“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.”