Brown reportedly lashed out after $80K and a gun were stolen from his apartment.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is facing multiple lawsuits stemming from an incident that occurred back in April, in which he reportedly threw furniture and other items from a 14th-floor balcony. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Brown told police that a gun and $80,000 in cash were stolen out of his apartment, leading to his furniture-throwing fit of rage.
“Apparently when Mr. Brown got upset he started throwing things in the apartment and the coffee table glass was broken, along with a few other minor objects,” the report reads. “He also threw some objects from the balcony into the pool area, causing minor damage there as well.”
Brown released the following statement today regarding the lawsuits, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter: “It has now been made public that two lawsuits containing false claims have been filed against me. The facts will soon come out that prove my innocence. My focus will remain on football and I will not let the cases serve as a distraction.”
AB is being sued by a Ophir Sternberg, who claims that very large vases, a heavy ottoman and other pieces of furniture landed within a mere foot or two from his toddler and grandfather. Sternberg says his child has been traumatized by the event and has night terrors. He's suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, claiming Brown acted "without regard for human life."
The landlord, Aqualina 1402 LLC, is also seeking more than $15,000 in damages due to the damaged furniture and apartment, according the lawsuit.