TAMPA -- A young Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has been arrested for trespassing in Tampa, Florida.
Keon Broxton was booked early Friday morning after police say he refused their orders to leave a closed property.
Officers first made contact with Broxton when they were called as backup to a fight that had been reported. Broxton was "extremely intoxicated," according to police, and had "visible injuries to his face."
The 26-year-old declined medical treatment and was told to leave the area, as he was standing outside of a closed business. According to police, Broxton then became upset and told officers "y'all ain't [expletive] behind your badges." The outfielder then left the area with a friend.
Police again encountered Broxton later that night, loitering outside a closed shopping mall. The same officer again told Broxton he needed to leave. After ignoring the trespass warning, he was taken into custody.
Broxton showed promise in his first season with the Milwaukee Brewers this year, batting .242 and stealing 23 bases in 75 games.
Brewers General Manager David Stearns released the following statement about the address Friday morning:
"We are aware of the news surrounding Keon Broxton and are currently gathering information. We will defer further comment until we know more about the situation."
Broxton released his own statement Friday afternoon:
“I sincerely apologize to my family, the Brewers organization, Milwaukee Brewers fans, and also to law enforcement officials for my lack of proper judgment last night. I will learn from this incident and I will certainly make better decisions moving forward. I owe that to myself and all who have put their trust and faith in me as a person. Thank you for your support and understanding.”