Steelers wideout Antonio Brown reportedly almost killed or maimed a 22-month-old child at a high-end apartment complex when he started lobbing furniture off a balcony, claims a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
The suit, filed Ophir Sternberg, alleges that "large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them" as Ophir's son was walking around the pool this past April. Brown was tossing furniture from a 14-story balcony, including a heavy ottoman and two very large vases, one of which shattered just feet from the toddler.
Police came to the scene, and with the help of video surveillance, determined the objects came from Brown's apartment. On the video, he could be seen "in a fit of rage" as he trashed his own apartment. According to the filing, "Mr. Brown was extremely agitated, acting aggressively, and yelling at security personnel when [police] arrived to the scene."
Mr. Sternberg is suing for assault and intentional affliction of emotional distress, citing Brown for acting "without regard for human life." He says his child experiences night terrors stemming from the incident.
Brown has a history as a hothead, threatening reporters and causing a stir with a tweet earlier this year implying he maybe wanted to be traded. But a cantankerous and enigmatic social media presence is a long ways from a grown man throwing a temper tantrum that alleges to have directly threatened the life of a toddler.