Antonio Brown on two lawsuits: The facts will 'prove my innocence'

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is facing two lawsuits from an April incident in Florida, said Thursday that the claims made against him are false.

Brown allegedly yelled at security and threw items from the balcony of a South Florida apartment last spring, according to documents obtained by ESPN. Both lawsuits are for "damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of" attorney fees and interest.

"It has now been made public that two lawsuits containing false claims have been filed against me," Brown said Thursday. "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."

Sources told ESPN that the league is not expected to investigate Brown over personal conduct barring an unforeseen development in the cases.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN the league is closely monitoring the situation.

A guardian of a 2-year-old boy is suing Brown for "intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault" after items flung from the 14th floor of The Mansions at Acqualina nearly hit the child, according to Miami-Dade County court filings. The child was with his grandfather near the pool area of the complex when large items -- including two vases, an ottoman and other pieces of furniture -- fell close to them, according to the filings, which say the child has experienced anxiety and trouble sleeping since.

The owner of the multimillion-dollar condo Brown leased also has filed a case against Brown for damages and breaching the apartment agreement.

This week, Brown is filing a motion to dismiss the emotional distress and assault complaint, which would set the stage for a hearing. In the landlord case, Brown has until Oct. 23 to respond. In both cases, a settlement can happen at any time.

Brown told approaching media before Thursday's practice that he will be available Friday, his normal interview day for each game week.

For the second straight year, the Steelers have navigated what seems like weekly drama involving their players. Guard David DeCastro likened off-field NFL drama to the WWE.

"We have superstars, power and prime time games," DeCastro said when asked why the Steelers seem to invite such story lines. "Whenever something happens here that might not be as big of a deal with other teams, it gets magnified. It's an entertainment business."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said at his Tuesday news conference that he had no knowledge of Brown's situation. The organization will not be commenting on the matter, according to a spokesperson.