(TheIndependentStar.com) – In a disturbing incident, a legendary former National Football League player – controversial wide receiver Antonio Brown – has been arrested for failing to pay child support for one of his children.
Brown, known for his victory in Super Bowl LV with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was taken into custody in Broward County, Florida, over the weekend, according to WPLG 10 and TMZ, as cited by The Daily Caller.
The former star, now a free agent, faced allegations of not providing child support payments to the mother of one of his children.
Brown is the father of six children – four sons and two daughters. Four of his children are with Chelsie Kyriss, while the others are with two other women.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office jail records cited by WPLG Local 10, the arrest happened around midnight on Sunday. It was based on a warrant issued outside the county.
Brown, a notable player with the Pittsburgh Steelers and once with the New England Patriots, was released after posting a $15,000 bond.
Wiltrice Jackson, the mother of Brown’s daughter, spoke to TMZ, claiming he owes her about $31,000 in overdue child support.
“I do want him arrested,” a frustrated Jackson was quoted as saying.
“Because, right now, he’s making a mockery out of the judge, out of everything, because he feels like he’s untouchable,” she added.
The former NFL star, often described as one of the best wide receivers of the previous decade, was arrested outside his home in Dania Beach, a city of 30,000 in Southern Florida.
According to his arrest report, he was nabbed right after getting in a taxi, Local 10 informs based on the documents it obtained.
According to TMZ, a judge in August determined that Brown had not been making the mandated child support payments, leading to the issue of an arrest warrant.
In a video from his home that he streamed live on the Instagram social media platform, Brown seemed to complain that the police took money from him after his arrest. He also seemed to accuse others of envying his post-NFL success.