Lawsuit accuses Antonio Brown of nearly killing toddler in ‘fit of rage’
Antonio Brown is facing a lawsuit from a man who claims the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver nearly killed a young boy during a reckless fit of rage earlier this year.
According to the lawsuit, which was obtained by TMZ Sports, a man named Ophir Sternberg says his 22-month-old son was walking around a pool area at a high-end apartment complex when furniture and other items came flying off of a 14th-story balcony. Some of the items, which included two large vases and a heavy ottoman, landed roughly a foot from the toddler and the boy’s grandfather.
Security and police were called to the scene, and surveillance footage reportedly showed Brown “in a fit of rage” and causing extensive damage to his apartment. Sternberg said in the lawsuit that Brown was “extremely agitated, acting aggressively, and yelling at security personnel when [police] arrived to the scene.” He said his child was traumatized by the incident and has been experiencing night terrors ever since.
Sternberg is suing Brown for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, claiming the All-Pro receiver acted “without regard for human life.”
Brown has had somewhat of a tumultuous year with the Steelers, and some of his behavior at one point led people to believe he wanted to be traded. If the allegations against him are true, it sounds like not showing up for work may have been the least of his concerns in the past several months.