• Antonio Brown responds to lawsuits filed in Miami incident

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    PITTSBURGH - Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is responding to two lawsuits filed against him in relation to an incident at a Miami apartment in April.

    Brown is being sued by the father of a toddler who was nearly hit by objects thrown from the 14th floor balcony of an apartment Brown was renting, the lawsuit said. The second suit was filed by the owner of the building, who wants Brown to pay for the damages.

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    ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted a statement from Brown. 

    It read, “It has now been made public that two lawsuits containing false claims have been filed against me. The facts will soon come out that prove my innocence. My focus will remain on football and I will not let the cases serve as a distraction.”


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    Brown reported $80,000 and a gun were stolen from his Miami apartment one day before the incident that sparked the lawsuits.

    Criminal charges were not filed in either case.

    The Steelers declined to comment on the lawsuits.


     

     

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