Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been slapped with a lawsuit over a violent ”fit of rage” that nearly killed a 22-month-old toddler.
In the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, a man named Ophir Sternberg said his young son was walking around the pool of a luxury apartment complex in April when “large objects started to fall” from the balcony of Brown’s 14th story apartment.
Sternberg said Brown hurled two large vases, an ottoman and other pieces of furniture over the railing that landed within a foot or two from the young boy and his grandfather, who he was with at the time.
The entire incident was caught on security camera, and upon arrival, officials were able to confirm the items came from Brown’s apartment.
“Mr. Brown was extremely agitated, acting aggressively, and yelling at security personnel when [police] arrived to the scene,” Sternberg said in the suit, adding that Brown’s actions also caused a boatload of damage to his own unit.
As a result of the entire ordeal, Sternberg said his child was terrified and traumatized by the incident, so he wants something in return.
According to TMZ, Sternberg is suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, accusing brown of acting “without regard for human life.”