Jan 2, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) on the field before the game against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest warrant issued for ex-NFL receiver Antonio Brown

Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is the subject of an arrest warrant in Tampa, Fla., following allegations of domestic violence.

He is wanted on a battery charge following an incident Brown’s former fiancee said occurred on Monday.

“The suspect (Brown) exited the residence and threw a shoe at the victim striking her in the ponytail,” read a police report obtained by Fox 13 in Tampa. “The victim had no injuries but believed the shoe was meant for her head. The suspect would not open the door or come outside to speak with officers. The suspect also during this incident attempted to issue an informal eviction to the victim.”

Brown, 34, played 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs released him on Jan. 6 after he left the field in a game against the New York Jets and threw part of his gear into the stands.

This is not the first accusation of misconduct against Brown. He pleaded no contest to assaulting the driver of a moving truck in 2020 and was sentenced to probation. In October, a court in Broward County, Fla., awarded $1.2 million in damages to the driver in a civil lawsuit.

The NFL suspended Brown for eight games in 2020 for a variety of violations of the league’s personal-conduct policy, which included the incident with the driver and a woman’s accusations of sexual misconduct.

A four-time All-Pro, Brown won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers in 2020. In 146 career games, he made 928 catches for 12,291 yards and caught 83 touchdown passes. He also returned one kickoff and four punts for TDs.

–Field Level Media

Apr 2, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;  A general view of Miami Marlins part owner Derek Jeter  house where Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) moves into on Davis Island. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady homeless? Derek Jeter sells Tampa mansion

Tom Brady’s tenancy in Tampa is ongoing, but the seven-time Super Bowl winner needs a new place to rest his head at night.

Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter sold the mansion Brady and his family rented for the past year. Tampa.com reported Jeter sold the seven-bedroom waterfront estate for well under asking price at $22.5 million. The property was listed for $29 million.

Jeter moved out of the home in 2017 when he was hired as CEO of the Miami Marlins.

Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele B√ľndchen, moved into Jeter’s massive property in April 2020.

The power couple recently purchased land near Miami and intend to build a new home, but will be in the market for something closer to Brady’s workplace for at least the next year.

Brady is entering the second year of a two-year contract with the Buccaneers. He led Tampa to the Super Bowl in his first season with the franchise.

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;  A general view of empty stands before a NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: NFL plans 20 percent capacity for Super Bowl

Super Bowl tickets will be harder to get than ever.

The NFL currently plans to limit attendance to 20 percent for Super Bowl LV, scheduled for Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., ESPN reported Wednesday.

The stadium has a seating capacity of 65,618 fans, expandable to 75,000 for special events, meaning an estimated crowd of 13,000 to 15,000 could be allowed to attend the game.

Other restrictions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic include spectators being required to wear masks and sit in “pods six feet apart,” per the report.

ESPN also said the date of the game will not change if the NFL adds a Week 18 to the regular season. The week off currently scheduled between the conference championships and the Super Bowl would be eliminated instead.

–Field Level Media