Troubled NFL Star Suspected of Assaulting Truck Driver
Hollywood, FL – National Football League (NFL) star Antonio Brown is a suspect in an alleged assault on a truck driver that occurred on Tuesday at Brown’s home in Florida.
According to the Hollywood Police Department, authorities responded to Hollywood Oaks, a gated community in Hollywood, on Tuesday afternoon after receiving reports of a disturbance involving Brown and a moving truck driver.
Multiple local and national news outlet reports indicate witnesses observed Glen Holt, Brown’s trainer, along with Brown, pull the driver from the cab of the semi-truck, take his keys and forcefully remove items from the trailer.
Authorities say at least some of those items did not belong to either Brown or Holt and later arrested Holt and charged him with one count of felony burglary and battery.
He was booked into jail Tuesday evening.
Authorities say they tried to make contact with Brown, but were unable to do so.
However, officials say that in an effort to deescalate the situation, they left for the day.
Police say they will once again seek to make contact with Brown tomorrow.
Investigators say Brown remains a suspect in the case.
County records show Brown purchased the 18,000 square foot house where the incident occurred in March 2016 for $6.6 million.
An update from police on Brown’s status is expected before noon ET on Wednesday.
The truck driver’s identity has not been released and his condition is unknown at this time.
However, according to images from the scene, the tractor is owned by Amerimoving LLC based in Hollywood.
According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the general freight and household goods hauler operates three power units and employs three drivers.
As for Brown, today’s incident is another in a troubling string of disturbing off-the-field behavior by the star wide receiver.
Earlier this month, Brown cursed out police and the mother of his children in front of his home while streaming it live on Instagram.
In it, he can be heard using explicit language and calling the police officers racist and offensive slurs.
Last week, Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus conditionally terminated his relationship with him until the wide receiver seeks counseling, an NFL Players Association source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Brown spent much of the 2019 season without a job after the Pittsburgh Steelers traded him to the Oakland Raiders following the 2018 season.
Brown never played a game for the Raiders, as he was released in the pre-season.
He was later signed by the New England Patriots.
However, he only appeared in one game before being released following new allegations by a female artist that Brown sexually assaulted her in 2017 while she was painting a mural at his home.
According to ESPN, an NFL spokesman confirmed on Tuesday that the league is aware of today’s incident and will continue to monitor the situation.