Judge orders removal of Antonio Brown’s GPS monitor
Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown was granted bail last week after being arrested on felony burglary with battery charges, but it was under certain conditions.
One of the conditions was that Brown must wear a GPS monitor, but it doesn’t look like he’ll have to honor that anymore.
Per ESPN News Services, Circuit Court Judge Michael Usan ruled that Brown does not have to wear his monitor, allowing him to travel to fulfill contractual obligations.
However, Brown still has to surrender his passport, undergo a mental health evaluation and give up any firearms.
The incident occurred last Tuesday at Brown’s home in Hollywood, Fl., when Brown was getting goods delivered from California.
Brown refused to pay the moving truck driver the $4,000 delivery fee, resulting in the driver attempting to drive away with Brown’s belongings still in the truck. Brown then threw a rock at the truck, causing a dent and paint chipping in the driver’s side door.
The driver called the police to report the damages, and afterward, the moving company contacted him to tell him that Brown was willing to pay the original fee plus an additional $860 to cover the damages to the vehicle.
But when the driver arrived back at Brown’s house, Brown paid the $4,000 but refused to hand over the $860, resulting in an argument that turned physical.
Brown’s trainer, Glenn Holt, then took the keys out of the ignition, opened the side door and tried to fetch Brown’s possessions, but Holt and Brown were informed by the driver that the goods they were taking did not belong to Brown.
The two then threw the goods back into the truck, damaging them.
Holt was arrested that day, and Antonio Brown turned himself into police last Thursday.