Former Steelers WR Antonio Brown must help pay for boy’s college | TribLIVE.com
NFL

Former Steelers WR Antonio Brown must help pay for boy’s college

Tom Davidson
1390010_web1_1225051-bda74449f60a4566972bfa112dd1e7fa
AP
Antonio Brown in May at an Oakland Raiders official team activity.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown will help pay for the college education of the toddler who nearly was hit by furniture Brown was accused of throwing off a balcony in 2018, according to court documents released this month.

A settlement reached in a lawsuit brought by the boy’s grandfather, Ophir Sternberg, requires Brown to pay an undisclosed amount of money that will be invested in a prepaid college fund for the boy and make a donation to an unnamed charity.

Judge Michael A. Hanzman of Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit approved the settlement July 2 that formalized an agreement reached in April.

Brown tweeted — and later deleted — about the settlement late Monday. A screenshot of the tweet was captured by the law firm representing Sternberg and shared with the Tribune-Review.

“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 wish Mr. Sternberg my best with regard to future endeavors and through this settlement, seek to make amends with Mr. Sternberg and family,” Brown wrote in a tweet at 11:02 p.m. Monday that was deleted about an hour later.

Alan J. Kugler, the attorney representing Sternberg, said the terms of the settlement restrict what he can say in the matter. He confirmed the settlement and provided a copy of the court order approving it. The specifics of the settlement are confidential.

The incident happened April 24, 2018, at a luxury apartment complex in Miami where Brown was leasing a unit. The boy and his grandfather were walking near the pool at the complex when large and heavy objects started to fall from the building. Brown was accused of throwing the objects, which landed within a foot or two of the pair, according to a statement from a spokesman for Kugler.

Brown, who turns 31 on Wednesday, is a Miami native and was a wide receiver for the Steelers from 2010 until March, when he was traded to the Oakland Raiders.

Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Sports | NFL | Top Stories
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.