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Keon Broxton arrested on trespassing charge in Tampa

The Brewers outfielder was arrested in Tampa this morning for trespassing, and reportedly was “extremely drunk” and did not cooperate with police.

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Early this morning, Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton was arrested in Tampa on a trespassing charge. He was arrested at 3:26 am after refusing to leave an area after asked by police, and was held in jail this morning on a $500 bond.

According to the police report, they were responding to a call about a fight early this morning near Howard Avenue and Platt Street in Tampa. Broxton was among the people there, and was intoxicated with some facial injuries. The crowd was asked to leave, but Broxton "became upset and began yelling 'Y'all ain't s--- behind your badges." His friends tried removing him from the area, but police spotted Broxton three blocks away. He was warned about trespassing but continued to argue, and was arrested after that.

Broxton’s trespassing charge is considered a misdemeanor, so it should be settled in Tampa during the offseason. Whether Broxton will face any discipline from the team remains to be seen. As of this morning, Brewers officials had not commented on the situation yet, but planned to make a comment at some point.

We’ll provide more updates here on the arrest as we get them.

EDIT: Broxton apologized for the incident in a statement on Friday: