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Brewers OF Keon Broxton arrested on trespass charge in Tampa



Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton was arrested in Tampa early Friday morning and arrested on a misdemeanor trespass charge after police said he refused to leave an area after a fight.

Broxton, 26, was arrested at 3:26 a.m. Friday by Tampa Police who were dispersing a crowd after a fight in the South Howard area. He was booked at 5 a.m. and remained in jail at 8 a.m., held on $500 bond.

Police were responding to a Florida Highway Patrol request for backup due to an "active fight" near Howard Avenue and Platt Street in Tampa. According to the arrest report, Broxton was "extremely intoxicated" and had "visible injuries to his face but declined medical attention." When police asked several people to leave an area of closed businesses, the report states that Broxton "became upset and began yelling 'Y'all ain't s--- behind your badges." He was again warned that he was loitering and was "grabbed by one of his friends to remove him from the area."

Police saw him again three blocks down Howard Avenue and was asked to leave, but continued yelling at the officers, according to the arrest report. Provided a warning that he if he returned to the property he could face arrest, he "continued to argue and then walked back on the property" and was arrested for trespass after warning.

Broxton was born and raised in Lakeland and is still listed with a Lakeland address, according to the arrest report. Broxton played well for the Brewers as a rookie this season, getting nine home runs and 22 stolen bases over just 242 plate appearances. His season ended in September when he broke his wrist running into the outfield wall at Wrigley Field. He's considered a favorite to be the Brewers' starting centerfielder in 2017.

[Last modified: Friday, November 4, 2016 8:40am]


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