Tampa Police issued an arrest warrant this week for former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was released by the team last season when he left during a game, for an alleged domestic violence situation.
The incident happened Monday when the 34-year-old got into an argument with his ex-fiancée that escalated to the point where he allegedly threw a shoe at her.
The dispute occurred at the residence where the ex-fiancée lives “with the couple’s four children and one of Brown’s unrelated teenage sons,” Fox 13 Tampa Bay reported.
“The suspect exited the residence and threw a shoe at the victim striking her in the ponytail,” the police report stated. “The victim had no injuries but believed the shoe was meant for her head.”
Law enforcement attempted to execute the arrest warrant Thursday at his home in South Florida, but Brown refused to come outside, and police have since left without making the arrest, according to local media.
“The suspect would not open the door or come outside to speak with officers,” the police report added. “The suspect also during this incident attempted to issue an informal eviction to the victim.”
#BREAKING: @TampaPD attempted to serve an arrest warrant on former #Bucs WR Antonio Brown at his South Tampa home for domestic violence. He refused to come out. Police have since left without him. He is believed to still be in the house. See quoted tweet for accusations. https://t.co/duF3pfNook pic.twitter.com/17dtOAOtvf
— Aaron Mesmer FOX 13 (@AaronMesmer) December 1, 2022
WFTS Tampa Bay reported that the arrest warrant comes after Tampa Police were “denied a temporary ex parte risk protection order for Brown” this week in connection with the alleged dispute with his ex-fiancée.
The extreme risk protection order claims that Brown “poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to him or herself or others in the near future and beyond by having a firearm or any ammunition in their custody or control or by purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or any ammunition.”
Police said in the protection order that Brown “was involved in a recent act or threat of violence against themselves or others; was engaged in an act or threat of violence, including but not limited to acts or threats of violence against themselves, within the past 12 months; may be seriously mentally ill or may have recurring mental health issues; has used or threatened to use, against themselves or others, any weapons; and has been arrested for, convicted or, had adjudication withheld, or pled nolo contendere to a crime involving violence or a threat of violence in Florida or in any other state.”