Saints' Brown charged with domestic abuse battery
Brown was booked Thursday with domestic abuse battery after his wife placed a 911 call, said Capt. George Bonnett, a spokesman for the St. Tammany Parish sheriff. When officers responded, Brown was not at home, but returned before officers left, Bonnett said.
"I can certainly say it was a physical altercation," Bonnett said. "We know they had a disagreement that escalated into a physical disagreement."
Although Bonnett would not disclose what injuries Brown's wife sustained, he said she was not hospitalized. Brown was arrested without incident and posted a $5,000 bond on the misdemeanor charge, Bonnett said.
"We're aware of the situation and our security department is investigating it," Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said. "Until that has been concluded, we have no further comment."
The Saints would not provide a telephone number for Brown.
Brown was selected No. 13 overall in the 2005 draft. The Saints traded with Houston and moved up three spots to select the 2004 Outland Trophy winner. He started 13 games at right tackle as a rookie.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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