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(KDKA) — According to reports, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been involved in a domestic dispute.
TMZ first reported the news that Brown was part of a domestic violence investigation in January. He has not been arrested.
“We were made aware earlier today of the alleged incident involving Antonio Brown last month in Florida,” the Steelers said in a statement. “We are still in the process of gathering information, consequently we have no further comment at this time.”
Sources told TMZ that a woman contacted the Hollywood Police Department in Florida about the incident.
Police confirm they did investigate, and told TMZ: “Mr. Brown was involved in a domestic dispute. No arrests were made.”
“Can confirm through Hollywood (Fla.) Police that Antonio Brown was involved in a January domestic dispute, no arrests made. HPD, which investigated the disputes, is not commenting further until it has more details. TMZ first reported.”
Brown’s lawyer downplayed the situation in a conversation with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
“Statement to ESPN from Antonio Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner: “The allegations are baseless and false. It’s unfortunate that the media is trying to use distractions like this and prior stories in an effort to tarnish my client’s name and reputation. We have no further comment.”
So far no word from the Steelers on the incident.
Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward and linebacker Vince Williams tweeted to Steelers Nation after the reports broke.
“Y’all deserve more…. back to work.”
As a culture we have to stop enabling our young athletes. Yes you should be placed on a pedestal for your athletic prowess, but you should be placed on a higher one for character.
— Vince Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) February 5, 2019
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