Antonio Brown granted bail after turning himself in to authorities, ordered to get mental health evaluation

Antonio Brown has been granted bail after a lengthy back-and-forth hearing on Friday morning. That was Brown's first appearance in court since he turned himself in to authorities on Thursday night, a day after Florida's Hollywood Police Department issued an arrest warrant for the former NFL wide receiver, according to a CBS Pittsburgh report

Brown's bond is set at $100,000 and he will be required to get GPS monitoring. He also must release his passport and guns, go through drug and alcohol testing and receive a mental health evaluation. 

Per the Broward County Sheriff's office, Brown is facing three charges: burglary/with assault or battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief less than $1,000. CBS 4 Miami was at the Broward County Jail when Brown tuned himself in, and asked the former star wideout if he had anything to say.

"I've advised him not to," replied Brown's attorney, Eric Schwartzreich. "He's innocent of these charges. Hopefully we'll get bond tomorrow and he'll be acquitted of all charges." 

The warrant, as seen on a documentation page from the department, stems from an incident on Jan. 21. ESPN previously reported that Brown was under investigation by police for an alleged battery incident on that date. TMZ Sports recently cited court documents in suggesting the former Pro Bowler refused to pay a moving service that had delivered some of the wideout's belongings from California, and then -- along with his trainer, Glenn Holt, who has since been arrested -- battered the driver of the moving truck.

According to USA Today, police said that Brown "locked himself in his house" following the start of the investigation. All this comes just days after TMZ also published video that Brown streamed on social media, in which the former Pittsburgh Steelers star can be heard berating police officers, as well as the mother of three of his children, in front of his home. It also comes less than a week after Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, terminated his professional relationship with the receiver until Brown seeks counsel.

The Hollywood Police Department recently ended a partnership with Brown as a result of his actions, even refunding a donation they once received from the wide receiver for a department football league.

Widely considered one of, if not the, best wide receiver in the NFL throughout his nine-year tenure with the Steelers, Brown also remains under investigation by the NFL in regards to the September filing of rape and sexual assault allegations by one of his former trainers. The five-time All-Pro was released by the Patriots within weeks of the allegations despite just signing with New England earlier in the month. He was previously cut by the Oakland Raiders, from whom he demanded his release after an offseason that included reported confrontations with general manager Mike Mayock and the league office.

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Cody Benjamin joined CBS Sports in 2017 after time spent with SB Nation, various newspapers and his own Eagles outlet. Raised around the Philly sports scene, he now lives in Minnesota with his wife and... Full Bio

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