Pittsburgh Steelers 5x All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown is facing two lawsuits from an alleged incident in April.
The lawsuits are for “damages in excess of $15,000,” according to ESPN.
Brown is accused of throwing items off the balcony of a The Mansions at Acqualina in Sunny Isle Beach, Florida and yelling at security.
Brown was allegedly upset a gun he reported missing and $80,000. He went on to accuse building security of the theft, according to police reports.
One of the lawsuits was filed by Ophir Sternberg, who alleges that his 22-month-old boy was emotionally traumatized after several of the items thrown during the alleged incident landed near the boy and his grandfather at the pool.
The child was “severely traumatized by the incident, crying for hours on end the day it occurred and was unable to sleep that night,” the lawsuit states. “The falling objects included two very large vases, estimated to be over three feet each, as well as a large, heavy ottoman and other pieces of furniture.”
The 30-year-old was not charged following the incident.
Brown is also being sued by the unit’s landlord for damages and breaching the apartment agreement, according to reports.
“The apartment was in shambles,” George A. Minski, the lawyer representing the condo owner, said. “Mirrors were smashed, tables were destroyed, there were holes and damages to the walls. Countertops were lifted off the deck. The unit is furnished with leather couches and love seats, and there were burn holes and black magic markers. It looked like they had rumbled. We tried to resolve it amicably and it got nowhere so we filed a lawsuit.”
Minski said Brown had signed an apartment lease for three to six months and vacated the property not long after the incident, per ESPN.
Brown has released a statement today:
Antonio Brown on recent legal issues: “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.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2018
Brown is currently on a 4-year, $68,000,000 contract with the Steelers. He has a career earnings of $69,942,870 in nine seasons with Pittsburgh.
Photos of The Mansions at Acqualina in Sunny Isle Beach, Florida: