Jan. 24-- HOLLYWOOD, Fla.-If millionaire former NFL player Antonio Brown can come up with $110,000 for his bond he can be released from the Broward County Jail.
The free agent wide receiver surrendered at the jail just before 10 p.m. Thursday. He was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Hollywood on three criminal charges.
Brown, who ended up spending the night in jail, arrived with his lawyers and an entourage.
Hollywood cops said earlier Thursday they were waiting for the former football star Brown to turn himself in after they issued the warrant for his arrest.
The warrant allows cops to take Brown into custody if they have contact with him, said agency spokesman Christian Lata. "It's not a warrant to go into his house and capture him," Lata said.
Hollywood police issued the arrest warrant after an alleged battery and burglary at his home Tuesday, which resulted in the arrest of his trainer, Glenn Holt.
Brown, 31, faces charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief less than $1,000, Lata said.
A first-appearance court hearing was held for Brown Friday morning.
Defense attorney Eric Schwartzreich sought a fair bond amount saying Brown was not likely to flee if released from jail.
"He turned himself in. He got over to the jail. He did so voluntarily. He did so on his own will," he said. "The state's concern of a flight risk, he would have already left. I mean, he's Antonio Brown, judge, he's not going to go anywhere. Everyone knows who he is."
Police responded to a 911 call alleging battery about 2 p.m. Tuesday, and issued the warrant about 9:30 p.m. The alleged victim told officers he was battered by Brown and Holt.
It's unclear who, if anyone, is representing Brown.
On Wednesday, Brown wrote on Twitter: "They want my name slandered."
Police were called to Brown's house on Estate Oak Circle several times in the past month to deal with incidents between him and his live-in girlfriend of eight years and the mother of three of his children.
After one of the confrontations, Hollywood cops last week returned $5,000 to Brown that was meant for kids' football.
Citing "an irreparable rift" between police and Brown, they gave him back his money after they said he treated them "with disrespect and disdain."
Last week, cops were called again and Brown was angry with Hollywood cops and waved a bag of gummy candies shaped like penises at his girlfriend.
This arrest adds to his legal troubles.
In September, he was accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a federal lawsuit.
Taylor said Brown reached out to her via Facebook in June 2017 and asked the former gymnast for help with improving his strength and flexibility.
According to the lawsuit, Taylor was sexually assaulted by Brown on separate training trips to Pittsburgh and Florida that same month. The suit includes what it says are text messages from Brown bragging about the second assault.
Taylor says in the suit she then cut off ties with Brown. But she agreed to work with him again after she says he apologized and agreed to provide hotel accommodations for each training trip.
According to the lawsuit, Taylor and Brown were in Miami in May 2018 when he raped her in a bedroom at his home. Taylor says she shouted "no" and "stop," but Brown refused.
But the lawyer who was representing him at the time said Brown was approached by Taylor in 2017 about making a $1.6 million investment in a business project. He declined. His lawyer also said Taylor traveled to his home on multiple occasions and asked for tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers game.
Brown "refuses to be the victim of what he believes to be a money grab," that lawyer told The Associated Press.
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