Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY
Published 5:48 p.m. ET July 9, 2019
Antonio Brown’s furniture-throwing incident from last year is going to cost him — and at least some of the money is going toward furthering education.
On April 24, 2018, the Raiders wide receiver, then with the Steelers, was accused of nearly hitting a toddler and his grandfather with objects he had thrown from the luxury apartment complex he was leasing. On Monday night, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection announced he had reached a settlement with the grandfather, Ophir Sternberg, who brought the lawsuit to court last October.
The agreement was reached in April and Judge Michael A. Hanzman of Florida’s 11th Judicial Court approved the settlement, which, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, includes Brown paying an undisclosed amount to a college fund for the boy plus a donation to an unnamed charity, formalized the settlement on July 2.
On Monday, Brown tweeted a statement regarding the settlement but deleted it about an hour later. Per ProFootball Talk, it read:
“The legal dispute between Ophir Sternberg and me has been resolved, with a confidential sum of funds being donated to charity. I am sorry that an incident occurred. I apologize for any statements we made in court filings or otherwise to Mr. Sternberg and family. I with Mr. Sternberg my best with regard to future endeavors and through this settlement, seek to make amends with Mr. Sternberg and family.”