June 13, 2021

Florida police issue warrant against former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

Police in a South Florida city have issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown after he and his trainer were accused of battery.

The warrant against Brown, 31, who played most of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was released by the New England Patriots last year, was issued around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police in Hollywood, Florida.

The warrant charges Brown with one count of burglary with battery, one count burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and one count of criminal mischief less than $1,000, Hollywood police said.

Hollywood police responded to Brown’s home around 2 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of a disturbance and after a man alleged that he had been battered by Brown and Brown’s trainer, Glen Holt.

At that time, Holt, 35, was charged with one count of burglary with battery, but police said Tuesday that they had been unable to make contact with Brown.

An attempt to contact an attorney who had previously represented Brown in another matter was not immediately successful Tuesday evening. Another attorney reported to have represented Brown said their professional relationship ended last month.

NBC Miami reported that the alleged victim in the case is the driver of a tractor-trailer moving truck.

Holt appeared in court Wednesday, when bond was set at $20,000.

His attorney, Eric Rudenberg, told NBC Miami that his client would plead not guilty and that the allegations “are way overblown.”

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