UPDATE: NFL Star Turns Himself in to Police After Allegedly Assaulting Trucker
Hollywood, FL – National Football League (NFL) star Antonio Brown turned himself into police Thursday night after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest for allegedly battering a truck driver.
Accompanied by his lawyer and numerous friends, star NFL-wide receiver Antonio Brown turned himself in to the Broward County Jail at approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday to face charges of felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief.
Police issued a warrant for Brown’s arrest after an incident on Tuesday at Brown’s home in Hollywood Oaks, a gated community in Hollywood, FL.
Authorities say Brown refused to pay a $4,000 delivery fee to household goods hauler Amerimoving LLC, which was hired to transport some of Brown’s belongings from California to his residence in Florida.
The truck driver would not allow Brown to retrieve his belongings until he rendered payment, which the driver told police infuriated Brown.
According to an ESPN report, Brown was especially upset because the shipment, which contained a large number of his designer clothes and shoes, took more than six weeks to arrive.
He also had a now-fired associate sign for the shipment, and that person did not inform Brown that he would owe $4,000 upon arrival, a source told ESPN.
Investigators say Brown then threw rocks at the semi-truck causing damage to the driver’s side door.
The trucker called 9-1-1 to report the incident.
The call has since been released.
“The guy is high, he smoked, he threatened me. He’s trying to fight, he throws stones at my truck,” the driver told dispatch.
The trucker then left, but agreed to return a short time later after Brown spoke to a representative of the trucking company and promised to pay the delivery fee, as well as for the damage he caused.
Brown did provide payment for the delivery charge, but refused to pay for damages, according to police.
According to documents, an argument ensued and Brown forced his way into the driver’s side of the the truck and physically struck the driver.
Brown’s trainer, Glen Holt, allegedly forcefully took the keys from the driver causing cuts and scratches.
Holt was arrested a short time later and charged with one count of felony burglary and battery.
Brown retreated to his home where police attempted to make contact with him, but Brown refused until he turned himself in Thursday evening.
Eric Schwartzreich, Brown’s attorney, told CBS Miami his client was falsely accused.
“He’s innocent of these charges,” he said.
At a court hearing Friday morning, Brown’s bond was set at $110,000.
Officials say it is “unlikey” Brown will post bond on Friday.
Schwartzreich says his client is expected to be released from jail on Saturday.
Once released, Brown has been ordered to wear a GPS ankle monitor, surrender his passport and undergo a mental health evaluation, along with drug and alcohol testing.
Brown was also ordered to not be in the possession of any firearms or weapons and cannot have any contact with the alleged victim.