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Former NFL receiver Antonio Brown arrested in Broward, accused of not paying child support

Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown was arrested in Broward County Sunday on a warrant for allegedly failing to pay child support, court records say.

A Broward Sheriff’s Office Civil Division deputy pulled over a cab in the 1000 block of Griffin Road in Dania Beach Sunday afternoon and made contact with Brown, 35, who lives in Hollywood, in the backseat, a probable cause affidavit said. He had an active arrest warrant out of Miami-Dade County.

The affidavit did not contain further details.

The arrest warrant, issued in early August, was related to a 2013 paternity case involving his minor daughter, Miami-Dade County court records show.

He was booked into jail and has since been released after posting bail.

Brown’s first NFL season was with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. ESPN reported in 2017 that Brown’s four-year, $68 million deal with the team made him the highest paid receiver in the league at the time.

In January 2020, Brown self-surrendered to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Main Jail after fighting a delivery driver outside of his Hollywood home. Brown refused to pay the driver for delivering Brown’s household goods that were transported from California, according to an arrest report. He was put on probation, court records show.

He most recently played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, part of the Super-Bowl winning team in 2021.

The Associated Press reported that Brown’s contract with the Buccaneers was terminated in January 2022 after he walked off the field in the third quarter against the New York Jets. Brown said he was injured.

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