Antonio Brown arrested on three charges, faces potential life sentence

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

Antonio Brown faces yet another legal battle.

The former New England Patriots wide receiver turned himself in to Broward County (Fla.) Jail at around 10 p.m. ET on Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest, ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reported. TMZ Sports first reported the news.

According to Broward County Jail arrest records, Brown faces three charges -- burglary with assault or battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief -- with a total bond of $10,000.

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Brown had a bond hearing set for 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning at Broward County Courthouse, his lawyer told Wolfe, indicating that the 31-year-old spent the night in jail. 

The charges stem from a Tuesday incident outside Brown's Hollywood, Fla., home in which he and his trainer, Glenn Holt, allegedly assaulted a moving truck driver.

Brown allegedly threw a rock at the moving truck and later physically struck the driver inside of the truck over a payment dispute, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

Police arrested Holt at the time, but Brown allegedly locked himself in his home and wouldn't cooperate with police until finally turning himself in Thursday night.

The NFL is still investigating Brown over an allegation of sexual assault made by his former trainer and a separate allegation of sexual misconduct.

The veteran wide receiver, who played one game for the Patriots in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins, has expressed a desire to return to the NFL, but it appears he has bigger problems on his hands.

UPDATE (10:30 a.m. ET): Brown was granted bail in Friday morning's court appearance and will be required to undergo a mental health evaluation among several other stipulations, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe.

Brown's battery charge is a felony charge that can be punishable by up to life in prison, per Wolfe. Brown's attorney, Lorne Berkeley, believes the wide receiver was "overcharged."

"Once a thorough investigation is done, we believe the charges filed will most likely be very different than they are right now," Berkeley said Friday, via Wolfe.

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