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Friday, August 23, 2019

Antonio Brown wrote check for college fund to settle furniture-throwing lawsuit

Antonio Brown has reached a settlement in a lawsuit that stemmed from him allegedly throwing furniture off the balcony of a high-end apartment complex last year.

On Tuesday morning, Brown released a statement on Twitter saying the legal dispute between him and Ophir Sternberg — the man who was suing him — has been resolved. In the since deleted statement, Brown said he donated a “confidential sum of funds” to a charity and wished Sternberg well. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the settlement included a donation to a charity as well as Brown making an undisclosed contribution to Sternberg’s son’s college fund.

Brown was accused of nearly killing Sternberg’s 22-month-old son by throwing furniture off a balcony during a reckless fit of rage. Sternberg later named Brown in a lawsuit seeking $15,000 in damages and claiming the incident traumatized him. Brown acknowledged that items were thrown off the balcony but said someone else was responsible.

In any event, TMZ notes that both sides are pleased with the settlement. If the allegations against Brown are true, it sounds like he got off easy.



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