Steelers' WR Antonio Brown Sued, Accused Of Nearly Hitting Toddler With Furniture Thrown From Balcony
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is facing two lawsuits in Florida.
According to court documents, Brown is accused of throwing furniture from the 14th story balcony of a Florida apartment building, which nearly hit a 22-month-old child.
The alleged incident happened in April.
A lawsuit filed by the victim contends two very large vases, an ottoman and other pieces of furniture landed just feet away from the child and his grandfather.
It goes on to say surveillance video clearly shows objects falling from the balcony and nearly striking the two people on the ground.
Brown was said to be "extremely agitated, acting aggressively, and yelling at security personnel" when police arrived.
He has until Oct. 11, to respond to the lawsuit.
A second lawsuit has been filed by the landlord over damage to the unit and furniture.
That lawsuit contends Brown breached the lease agreement by "destroying, damaging defacing the premises, as well as furnishings and appliances" belonging to the plaintiff.
Attorney George Minski is representing the landlord in this case.
"Apparently, there was some kind of altercation in the unit, which led to him throwing a vase off the balcony - it's the 14th floor- off the balcony and this 3 to 4-foot vase, by good fortune, fell into the hot tub and there was nobody in the hot tub. When the police arrived, they described that there was broken mirrors, broken tables, other pieces of furniture were broken. The condo association then ordered Mr. Brown to vacate for violating the rules. When he vacated, the owner went back in and it looked like there had been a real large college party in the unit," attorney George Minski said.
Minski went on to say Brown agreed to pay for the damages in lieu of charges being filed. The lawsuit was filed when Brown refused to pay.
The damages were estimated to be about $100,000.
There's been no comment from Brown.
Meanwhile, the Steelers have said they will not be commenting on the situation.
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