Antonio Brown Sued, Accused Of Throwing Furniture From Balcony

Florida lawsuit alleges items almost hit a toddler 14 stories below

Antonio Brown

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SUNNY ISLES, Fl. (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Antonio Brown reportedly went into a rage in April, throwing furniture off the balcony of his 14th floor Miami-area apartment.

A TMZ Sports story says Brown is being sued by Ophir Sternberg, who claims the Steelers wide receiver nearly killed his 22-month-old son. He is suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress

The incident happened the morning of April 24 at The Mansions at Acqualina in the Miami suburb of Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

The lawsuit says two large vases, an ottoman and other pieces of furniture fell from high above Sternberg’s son and the toddler’s grandfather, landing “a mere foot or two” from them.

The report says security and police were called and the incident was recorded on surveillance video.

No comment from Brown's representative.

KDKA-TV reports Brown’s landlord has also filed suit over damage to the apartment.

That lawsuit claims Brown breached his lease by “destroying, damaging defacing the premises, as well as furnishings and appliances." It also says Brown refuses to pay for the damages.

No comment from Brown or the Steelers.

KDKA Radio Sports Director Jeff Hathhorn told the Morning News this incident reflects on Brown more than his team, but it doesn’t stop it from hurting the team’s image.

“I hear it from fans too; they’re fed up with how some of these Steelers are acting. And that hurts the organization as a whole; the image starts tarnishing and fans start turning off.”

“I think this more tarnishes the shield of the Steelers,” Hathhorn said. “Their image is taking a hit and they’re going to have to figure out a way to kind of stabilize the Steeler image, which is becoming in many ways like the Cincinnati Bengals.”

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