Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown caused an unwanted distraction for his team following Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
After earning a spot in AFC Championship, Brown was in the locker room when he started a Facebook live stream that caught head coach Mike Tomlin calling the New England Patriots “assholes,” and other private moments.
Late Tuesday night, Brown took to social media to apologize for his actions, which were publicly criticized by Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
“First, I’d like to take this opportunity to say that I’m sorry for my actions and behavior after Sunday’s game,” Brown wrote.
“I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans.”
“It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates 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 preparing for a big game on Sunday.”
For the Steelers’ sake, let’s hope this puts the situation to rest.
The Cowboys can ill-afford to have this type of distraction carry on throughout the week leading up to their AFC title game meeting against the Patriots. If the Steelers win, they’ll earn a spot in the Super Bowl against either the Atlanta Falcons or Green Bay Packers, so there is plenty on the line.
Let’s just hope Antonio Brown keeps his cell phone in his pocket if Pittsburgh earns the win.