Steelers WR Antonio Brown Involved In Domestic Dispute, But Wasn’t Arrested

     

TMZ Sports reports that Steelers WR Antonio Brown was involved in a domestic dispute in January, but was not arrested by police.

Sources tell TMZ that a woman contacted the Hollywood Police Dept. in Florida last month and submitted a report alleging misconduct by Brown.

However, TMZ says the details regarding his specific allegations are unclear that this time and cops are investigating the matter.

A representative for Hollywood Police Dept. tells TMZ: “Mr. Brown was involved in a domestic dispute. No arrests were made.”

Brown’s attorney, Darren Heitner, issued a statement to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN regarding the news: “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.”

Brown’s 2018 season ended with the Steelers electing to hold him out of a must-win game after an incident that took place during practice that week. 

Since then, Brown has been the subject of trade rumors and his future with the Steelers remains in question. 

Brown, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He’s currently in the third year of his five-year, $72.71 million contract that included a $19 million signing bonus and stands to make base salaries of $12.625 million and $11.3 million over the next two years of the agreement.

Trading Brown would be really tough for the Steelers, considering that they would take a $21.12 million cap hit by moving him before June 1. After that, the dead money hit drops to $7.04 million with the remainder being carried on their 2020 salary cap.

In 2018, Brown appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Brown as the news is available. 

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