Antonio Brown apologizes for ‘noise and distractions’ he caused
Antonio Brown did not seem remorseful when asked about his sideline tantrum after Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, but the star wide receiver has changed his tune in the wake of his coach and quarterback expressing disappointment in him.
On Wednesday morning, Brown sent a tweet apologizing for all the “noise and distractions” he has created.
Apologize for all the noise and the distractions Steeler nation let's stay focus #Pushfor7
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) October 4, 2017
During his team’s convincing win over Baltimore, Brown was unhappy that Ben Roethlisberger did not see him wide open for what would have been a 64-yard touchdown. He reacted by slamming a cooler on the sideline and slapping a coach’s hand away from him. When reporters asked him about the outburst, Brown chalked it up to passion and said he was “like a kid being excited for Christmas.”
Since then, both Roethlisberger and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin have said Brown’s temper tantrum was unfortunate. Brown was also ripped by a former teammate for being a selfish player who puts himself before the team.
Brown isn’t the first player to lose his cool during a game, but he should have apologized right away for the lapse in judgment. When you consider all the drama he created last year with his infamous locker room video incident, using poor judgment has become somewhat of a theme for the five-time Pro Bowler.