Details emerge in alleged domestic dispute between Antonio Brown and the mother of his child

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Details have emerged in the alleged domestic violence incident between Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and an unknown woman, who we now know is the mother of his daughter.

On Tuesday, TMZ reported (and ESPN confirmed) that Brown had been involved in a domestic dispute at his home in Hollywood, Florida, but no additional details of the incident were available. On Wednesday, Andy Slater of South Florida radio station 640 The Hurricane tweeted the incident report from the dispute.

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According to the report, the mother of Brown’s daughter drove to Brown’s home to drop off their daughter and collect money for her hair appointment. Brown wouldn’t give her the money or let her into the house, so she made it impossible for Brown to close the door by standing in the doorway. When she wouldn’t move, he “used both hands to push her out of the doorway, causing her to fall backwards to the ground.” (She sustained a sore wrist and scrapes.) She then took her daughter and drove to her mother’s house.

The report says that the victim “refused to complete a victim affidavit,” and was given a brochure on domestic violence and information on how to file a restraining order. TMZ reported on Wednesday that the victim later went to police and tried to “cancel” her report because she no longer wished to press charges, and admitted that she had stood in the doorway and refused to leave after Brown had asked her to go. Brown was not arrested in connection to the alleged dispute.

PITTSBURGH, PA -DECEMBER 16: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on during the NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 16, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA -DECEMBER 16: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on during the NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 16, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Antonio Brown’s lawyer responds

Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, responded on Tuesday when the initial report broke, calling the accusations “baseless and false.” Heitner responded on Brown’s behalf again on Wednesday after the incident report was leaked. 

The closed police report proves that Antonio Brown did absolutely nothing wrong, as insinuated by the recent headlines. Unfortunately, the media alluded wrongdoing on the part of my client in a “domestic dispute” when in fact no wrongdoing ever occurred on his part. The complainant, who is the mother of Mr. Brown’s child, acknowledged that she refused to leave Mr. Brown’s property after being asked and further refused to leave the doorway of his personal residence. The complainant did not want to provide a statement or press charges, and asked to retract her report after it was made. the media must be held to a higher standard and should issue an apology to my client for harming his reputation without cause and without full report in their possession. Additionally, the complainant unnecessarily involved my client’s minor child in her false reporting, causing irreparable harm to a minor child. Therefore, Antonio Brown’s family law attorney, Jaclyn Soroka, Esq. will be filing an action with the court today seeing full legal custody of his child accordingly.

ProFootballTalk reported on Wednesday that the NFL will investigate the incident.

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