Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Steelers' Antonio Brown faces two lawsuits in Florida

Steelers' Antonio Brown faces two lawsuits in Florida

Cops obtained surveillance video which showed a cleaning crew entering Brown's place on April 13.

Police in Sunny Isles Beach returned to Brown's apartment a day later on April 24 after getting reports of the Miami native throwing large objects - including two vases and an ottoman - off his balcony, almost hitting and killing a toddler and his grandfather, who were nearby, according to a civil lawsuit filed by Ophir Sternberg.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is being sued for throwing his furniture out from his 14-story apartment and almost killing a toddler in April. When they arrived, Brown stated he went out of town on April 12 and had just returned.

A guardian of a 2-year-old boy is suing Brown for "intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault" after items flung from the 14th floor of The Mansions at Acqualina almost hit the child, according to Miami-Dade County court filings.

Police were called on April 24, following the balcony incident.

Sternberg's suit alleges that security personnel determined that Brown, in a fit of rage, threw two large vases, estimated to be more than 3 feet tall, a large ottoman and other pieces of furniture off the balcony over the course of several minutes, some of the items landing poolside within a foot or two of the man and his grandson.

It says that Brown has refused to pay for the damages. He was not arrested, but the complex informed Brown that he was going to be evicted. After tracking down the women seen in the footage, the female workers told police they were hired by someone claiming to work for Brown, TMZ Sports reports.

The landlord has filed a second lawsuit over damage to the unit and furniture.

It contends that Brown breached the lease agreement by "destroying, damaging defacing the premises, as well as furnishings and appliances" belonging to the complex.

Brown's attorney, Darren Heitner, declined to comment when reached by The Post.

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