Antonio Brown is promoting his music while running from the Tampa Police Department

AB is apparently hunkered down, and posting to the timeline.

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click to enlarge Antonio Brown performing at Rolling Loud last summer. - Screengrab via Rolling Loud/YouTube
Screengrab via Rolling Loud/YouTube
Antonio Brown performing at Rolling Loud last summer.
Last Thursday, the Tampa Police Department (TPD) issued an arrest warrant for Antonio Brown stemming from a November domestic battery charge.  And, while the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer wide receiver-turned rapper is still on the lam, he's been using this time to promote his new music.

According to TPD, as of Monday morning Brown is still not in custody, reports WTVT.  "There are no updates at this time. As soon as something new is available for release, we will put it out via press release. Thanks for understanding," said the department to the station.

But the Super Bowl LV champ has been steadily posting on his social media accounts, mostly about his latest rap single, "Put that Shit On," which was released last May.

On Sunday, Brown posted a video to Instagram showing Dutch professional soccer player Memphis Depay, as well as rapper Burna Boy, doing what appears to be the "Put That Shit On" dance, which involves waving one's finger back and forth. 
Commenters on the post were quick to point out that it's somewhat remarkable Brown is promoting his music instead of turning himself in to authorities.  "Ain’t u got an arrest warrant rn," wrote one commenter.  "My boy on the run from the law and posting his music lol," said another.

TPD says Brown was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with his ex-fiancé  at a home in South Tampa on Nov. 28.

"The suspect exited the residence and threw a shoe at the victim striking her in the ponytail," says the police report. "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."

At the time, Brown refused to come outside of the home and TPD failed to serve the arrest warrant. But according to WTVT,  officers will once again attempt to make an arrest later today. 

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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