Antonio Brown apologizes for locker room video
Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized for posting a video from the locker room after Sunday's playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs, saying it was the wrong thing to do.
Brown went on Facebook Live for almost 20 minutes from the Pittsburgh locker room after the game while head coach Mike Tomlin was addressing the team. Tomlin could be heard using foul language to refer to the Patriots, who the Steelers will play in the AFC Championship Game.
Both Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger criticized Brown for his actions in interviews this week, prompting Brown to post his apology on Twitter on Tuesday night.
"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," Brown said on his Twitter account. "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 we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."
Tomlin was heard on the video commenting how the Patriots got a head start in preparations for their next playoff game because ew England played Saturday night.
"Let's say very little moving forward," Tomlin can be heard saying in the video. "Let's start our preparations. We just spotted these a------- 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------ morning. So be it."
The video was removed from Brown's Facebook not long after he posted it.
- Scooby Axson