Pittsburgh Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown has made the Pro Bowl six times as a wide receiver — was furniture tossing part of his offseason routine to stay in shape? According to a recent lawsuit filed against Brown, in April Brown was alleged to have thrown two large vases, an ottoman and other various furniture items off his 14th-floor balcony in south Florida during an outburst. These actions are alleged to have been caught on surveillance cameras.
Documents for the lawsuit were obtained by TMZ Sports, and in those documents Brown is being accused of almost hitting a 22-month-old child as one of the vases shattered near the toddler. Ophir Sternberg is suing Brown for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. According to Stemberg, “Mr. Brown was extremely agitated, acting aggressively, and yelling at security personnel when [police] arrived to the scene.” Also added was how Brown behaved “without regard for human life.”
According to the lawsuit, Brown’s residence was extensively damaged in a “fit of rage”.
To say Brown has had a turbulent 2018 might be an understatement. Let’s check the timeline...
- Strange Tweets in June.
- A feud with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports writer Ed Bouchette.
- A threatening Twitter post towards ESPN reporter Jessee Washington.
- An argument with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner during a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Brown was a no-show for practice following the Week 2 loss to the Chiefs.
The lawsuit should not draw the ire of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, as such lawsuits do not lead to suspensions or even fines. However, how concerned should the Steelers front office be with the erratic behavior Brown has shown in the past six months? Brown has no prior legal issues, so is this behavior a trend or just a blip on the radar?
What does Steelers Nation think of his actions? Let us know in the comment section below, and remember to keep it clean and respectful!