Antonio Brown, the wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has apologized for posting a Facebook Live video from their locker room after their win over the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. Brown live streamed his head coach Mike Tomlin’s post-game speech, which included expletives when referring to their rivals, New England Patriots.
“First, I’d like to take this opportunity to say that I’m sorry for my actions and behavior after Sunday’s game. I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans,” Brown said via Twitter.
Antonio Brown apologizes for Facebook Live controversy
“It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my team mates for my actions. I’m sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they’ve had to answer questions about while we’re preparing for a big game on Sunday.”
Tomlin was not happy with his wide receiver’s decision to video the locker room and said that Brown will be punished for his actions. The posting of the video is also a violation of the league’s policy on social media use, so Brown also faces some sanctions from the NFL.
Brown’s decision might have also given the Patriots additional motivation for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. The New England squad was referred to as “a-holes” in the video posted by Brown. The video itself got almost one million views before it was taken down last Monday.
“When you get to this point in the journey, man, not a lot needs to be said. Let’s say very little moving forward. Let’s start our preparations. We just spotted these a–h—- a day and a half. They played yesterday. Our game got moved to tonight. We’re going to touch down at 4 o’clock in the f—ing morning. So be it. We’ll be ready for their a–. But you ain’t got to tell them we’re coming,” Tomlin was caught saying in the video.
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