Maybe one of your calipers is seized and only one front wheel is braking. Have someone watch each front wheel while you brake. If only one locks up and then starts turning when the ABS engages, the one that never locked up probably has a seized caliper. As such, you would be trying to stop a big ole Merecedes with only one front brake working. Worse yet, if it is seized, it may have happened with the pads pressing firmly against the rotor. That would ruin the rotor, and the pads. Severe over heating should be pretty obvious with a visual inspection.
Anyone else agree with this possible theory???