Arrest warrant issued for Antonio Brown, former Buccaneers wide receiver, in Florida for alleged assault

Florida police are looking for to arrest former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, authorities said Thursday, in connection with domestic assault charges in Tampa.

The incident unfolded around 1:30 p.m. ET Monday, when Brown and an unidentified female “were involved in a verbal altercation at a home in South Tampa,” Tampa police said in a statement.

“At some point thereafter, the argument turned physical, after the suspect threw a shoe at the victim,” the statement said. “The suspect also attempted to evict the victim from her residence and locked her out of the home.”

Brown is wanted on suspicion of assault and police have a warrant for his arrest, authorities said.

Antonio Brown at a party at Vision Lounge in Atlanta on March 4.Prince Williams File/WireImage

A representative for Brown could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

Brown, a wide receiver, was last on an NFL field on Jan. 2, when he removed his Buccaneers jersey and pads during a game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Bare-chested, he gestured to fans as he left the field and possibly his NFL career. No team has signed Brown, 34, so far this year.

If no one signs him, his career will end with 928 receptions, good for 12,291 yards and 83 touchdowns.

His best seasons were in a Steelers uniform (2010-18), when he led the NFL in touchdown receptions (15) in 2018 and in receiving yards in 2014 (1,698) and 2017 (1,533).

He was once accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed by his former trainer. Brown denied the accusation and the civil lawsuit was settled.

christian santana Y Diana Dasrath contributed.