Antonio Brown almost killed toddler tossing furniture off balcony: lawsuit

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown runs during the first half of a game against the Baltimore Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is reportedly being sued for almost killing a 22-month old child during a fit of furniture-throwing rage back in April. According to court documents, Brown is accused of throwing furniture from the fourteenth story balcony of a Florida apartment building. Brown is being sued both by his landlord over damage to the unit and furniture, and by a man named Ophir Sternberg, whose 22-month-old kid was allegedly almost hit by the falling debris. 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.

One of the vases shattered when it hit the ground, the lawsuit says.

Brown was said to be "extremely agitated, acting aggressively, and yelling at security personnel" when police arrived.

Ophir Sternberg filed the lawsuit against Brown and is suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, TMZ reported.

Brown, a Miami native in his ninth National Football League season, has until Thursday to respond to the lawsuit, KDKA reports.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown runs during the first half of a game against the Baltimore Ravens. A message seeking comment from the Steelers was also not returned early Tuesday.

The landlord has filed a second lawsuit over damage to the unit and furniture.

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