Antonio Brown Apologizes For Infamous Facebook Live Broadcast

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Unfortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the biggest story from about their divisional playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs wasn’t the final score or their┬ádate in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. It was the lengthy Facebook Live video that wide receiver Antonio Brown broadcast from the team’s locker room while head coach Mike Tomlin was addressing the team.

In the video, Tomlin can be heard cursing and calling the Patriots “a**holes” and, ironically, telling his players to keep a low profile on social media. Oops.

Tomlin would later speak out against Brown’s actions, calling the video “foolish, selfish, and inconsiderate.” He mentioned that Brown would indeed be punished by the team, although it’s unlikely they will consider benching him for any portion of the AFC title game this weekend.

Perhaps the first part of that punishment was a public apology, which Brown issued Tuesday night via his Twitter account.

“First, I’d like to take this opportunity to say that I’m sorry for my actions and behavior after Sunday’s game,” Brown tweeted.

“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 we’re preparing for a big game on Sunday.”

Hopefully that’s the end of that. Brown will likely be more careful about his live broadcasts in the future.

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