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Antonio Brown refuses to leave house as Tampa police attempt arrest

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Tampa police attempted to arrest former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown Thursday afternoon, following a short standoff outside of his South Tampa house.

Earlier in the day, the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office had issued an arrest warrant for Brown, 34, on a misdemeanor domestic violence battery charge from an incident Monday afternoon. 

The warrant was posted to the county’s court records website.

According to WFTS Tampa Bay, police had been posted outside of Brown’s house Thursday for at least an hour, attempting to get him to come out. According to WFTS, police used a megaphone to call to Brown, told him they had already spoken to his attorney, knocked on the door and, at one point, said through the megaphone: “We’re not going anywhere.

Yet, a reporter from FOX13 News in Tampa said police left Brown’s home later in the day after he refused to come out.

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FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) smiles while entering the tunnel at halftime during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Tampa, Fla., in this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

In an email to USA TODAY Sports, Tampa police spokesperson Merissa Lynn wrote that officers were dispatched to Brown’s house Monday at around 1:30 p.m. in response to a verbal altercation between Brown and a woman. Police said the altercation turned physical “at some point later on” after Brown threw a shoe at the alleged victim. Police said Brown “also attempted to evict the victim from the residence and locked her out of the home.”

Story Credit: usatoday.com

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