After being called out by Mike Tomlin this afternoon for his, in the coach’s words, “selfish” decision to film in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room after Sunday’s win, Antonio Brown has issued an apology.
He posted the apology on his social media accounts moments ago.
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) January 18, 2017
“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. It was wrong for 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.”
Brown shot a Facebook Live video after the game, capturing Tomlin’s and Ben Roethlisberger’s post-game remarks to the team. Roethlisberger said earlier today he was “disappointed” by Brown’s actions.
Tomlin told reporters Brown will be punished internally though did not specify what type of punishment that may be. He made it clear his playing time will not be affected in Sunday’s AFC Championship game.