Antonio Brown Is Being Sued For Nearly Killing A Toddler With The Furniture He Launched From His 14th Story Balcony A Day After Having $80,000 And A Gun Stolen From His Apartment
TribLive- Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown nearly struck a toddler and his grandfather with furniture thrown from a 14th-floor balcony in a rage fueled by the alleged theft of $80,000 from his closet, according to a lawsuit filed by the toddler’s family and a police report from the incident.
The incident was investigated by security personnel, who determined Brown was responsible for throwing the objects. Surveillance video also shows the objects falling from the 14th floor balcony and landing close to Amnon Sternberg and his grandfather, the suit said.
The incident apparently came a day after Brown returned to his apartment and discovered $80,000 and a handgun missing from his closet.
According to a Sunny Isles Beach police report, Brown returned home from a 10-day trip about 11:30 p.m. on April 22 and discovered the money and a 9mm-handgun missing. The money and firearm had been in a tote bag in a closet, he told police.
He said the apartment had been cleaned and his laundry put away, though he reported to police that he had not hired a cleaning service, according to the report.
Security footage showed three women identified as housekeepers entering Brown’s unit on April 13, according to the police report. The security director at the complex told police that when the housekeepers arrived that day, they contacted Brown for permission to enter the unit.
“An unknown representative” for Brown answered Brown’s phone and advised security to let the women into the apartment to clean it, according to the report.
Oh, the Pittsburgh Steelers, or - as the tabloids like to call them - the gift that keeps on giving. Honestly, you can't make this stuff up at this point. We're damn near reaching a Shameless-level of ridiculousness with these storylines, but even the dumbest and drunkest person on that show understands that your cash is as good as gone when you leave $80,000 chillin' in a tote bag around an apartment that you've, at times, granted others access to.
More importantly, when you nearly squash an infant like an insect with an end table thrown from 14 floors above, a better reasoning than "someone took advantage of my extremely shady method of money management and reckless gun storage" is probably warranted. Especially since it was spurned by a robbery that took place just days before you stumbled upon the "stolen" luxury sedan you misplaced...
All this insanely erratic behavior does explain why he spends so much time desperately maintaining his own image on Instagram, but what it doesn't do is add up to Antonio Brown being a decent person with a stable mind or a functioning memory who is grounded anywhere near reality. Not that he has to be to play under the clouds in which Mike Tomlin's head can be found, but it would probably behoove the most talented wideout in the NFL to not risk his livelihood by aimlessly grenade launching his love seat 200+ feet below into communal areas. Despite being the actual victim, literally every single plot twist in what serves as another dramatic episode of the soap opera that is the Pittsburgh Steelers' season makes their star wide receiver look bad. Missing or not, no bag of cash and firearms can buy you sympathy amongst those that actually do understand why it's frowned upon to turn your ottoman into an asteroid while living in an apartment complex.
“I have no comment about that. I know nothing about it,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said during his weekly news conference Tuesday.