Citing a report from the Tampa Bay Times, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton was arrested in Tampa, Florida early Friday morning and charged with misdemeanor trespassing.
Broxton was apparently involved in a fight and the arrest report described him as “extremely intoxicated” with “visible injuries to his face.” When told to leave, Broxton became “hostile” and yelled derogatory comments at police officers. Broxton’s friend grabbed him and took him away. Police saw him three blocks down shortly thereafter and was informed he was trespassing and needed to leave, but Broxton again yelled at the officers. He was informed that he would be arrested if he returned to the property but he continue to argue with the officers before walking back on the property, causing the arrest.
Brewers GM David Stearns issued a comment on the Broxton situation, saying, “We are aware of the news regarding Keon Broxton and are currently gathering information. We will defer further comment until we know more about the situation.”
Broxton could face discipline from the Brewers and Major League Baseball, but considering he didn’t hurt anyone and wasn’t driving under the influence, this isn’t likely to impact his chances of being the club’s center fielder on Opening Day.