Steelers' Brown apologizes for live locker room video
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[January 18, 2017]
(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers
wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized on Tuesday night for going
live on Facebook from the locker room following Sunday's 18-16
playoff victory against Kansas City Chiefs.
After the Steelers' AFC divisional-playoff win over the Chiefs,
Brown streamed live on his Facebook account a video that captured
Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin referring to the New England Patriots
using an expletive.
The video created controversy as the Steelers are set to face the
Patriots in the AFC Championship this Sunday.
"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 tweeted.
"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."
Earlier in the day, Tomlin criticized the actions of Brown and said
that he would be punished by the team.
Brown's locker room video was a violation of NFL policy, meaning a
league-imposed sanction is also possible.
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Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) warms up prior to the game
against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional playoff game at
Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
A five-time Pro Bowl player, Brown has 232 receiving yards and two
scores this post-season to position Pittsburgh for a shot at
reaching the Super Bowl.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Amlan
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