Antonio Brown Apologizes Publicly For Being A Distraction

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made a little bit of a scene during his team’s Sunday road win over the Baltimore Ravens and since then his mini sideline temper tantrum has become one of the top stories in the NFL. On Wednesday, Brown took to Twitter to apologize for his Sunday actions.

Brown’s apology comes one day after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio show that the wide receiver’s Sunday actions on the sideline could serve as a distraction to the team moving forward. Those comments were followed up by head coach Mike Tomlin saying his during Tuesday press conference that Brown needs to be more professional moving forward.

Brown, who threw a water cooler on the Steelers sideline during the second quarter of Sunday’s game after Roethlisberger failed to notice him being wide-open on a third and short play, previously wrote his actions off after the game as it being a result of him being an overly passionate player who just wants to help his team win.

Now that Brown has publicly apologized for his Sunday sideline antics, hopefully the team can now move forward and start focusing on their upcoming week 5 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“We are over it now,” said Roethlisberger on Wednesday. “We have moved on to Jacksonville. It’s Wednesday, it’s Jacksonville week. This is a really good defense. We don’t have time to think about anything else other than that right now.”

  • falconsaftey43

    Yay. AB better be prepared to have another quite week. Jags are good against the pass (even on a per play basis) but are terrible vs. the run. I’d expect another run heavy game plan. I want to see a +200 yard rushing performance by this team.

  • Steelers12

    Man Ben and his high horse attitude is so funny to me. Ben has caused his fair share of distractions and when brady curses out coaches on sidelines and throw helmets it called “passion”.

  • Steeler Nation!

    Ben has made his mistakes, and owned up to them. Brady is a jackass. What’s your point?

  • falconsaftey43

    JAX has given up most total rushing yards, worst ypc (5.7). They’ve had two 200+ yard rushing games against already (titans and jets). they allow a 41% success rate on 1st down rushes, 51% on 2nd, and 66% on 3rd. 46% run success allowed overall. Great game to get Bell/Connor heavily involved from the start.

  • CountryClub

    Ben and Tomlin were right to do what they did. AB was right to “apologize”. It’s all over now.

  • PaeperCup

    I think this was marketing ploy by Gatorade to promote the durability of their coolers.

  • ThatGuy

    Bell’s getting 165 on the ground.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Steeler Nation… Our long national nightmare is over.

  • #7

    Ben should have screamed, cried, pushed the WR coach, and kicked a puppy after AB dropped that 2 pt conversion throw.

  • Sam Clonch

    This is still a story?

  • Matt

    Done now?

  • Conserv_58

    What about the fact he has matured as a person, especially since he got married can’t you appreciate? He made some bad choices in his younger years. Who hasn’t? I sure made my fair share of dumb decisions in my life when I was young, but I’ve learned from my mistakes and make it a point to not make the same ones over again.

  • Conserv_58

    So, how’s about the Jaguars?

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  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Run heavy and stack AB with another receiver also play him in the slot.

  • srdan

    I think people are sleeping on this team. This is going to be 2003 football. Who can rush for more yards gets the win.

  • John Noh

    Good. Time to move on.

  • John Noh

    LMAO! Thanks Pres. Ford.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Bell should have that by halftime.

  • Gizmosteel

    Thumbs up!

  • FATCAT716

    Yea well AB is the best in the business & I predict business will be boomin this week

  • SwagDaddy330

    I agree because doing all of that when AB doesn’t get open would be too many delay of game penalties.

  • RMSteeler

    Can’t wait to see the OFF and DEF breakdown articles on the Jags later this week. Want to see if the pass defense is that good, or skewed because everybody can run on them so successfully and aren’t really tested.

  • Steve Johnson

    I would like to see Connor and Watson get more carries as well. No need to run L. Bell in the ground too early. Besides, we all know he has had duribility issues in the past.

  • Steve Johnson

    Yes, you’re right. I just hope this is the last time we have to hear about A.B. apologize for some dumb (S) he has done in the locker room or sideline. Like Tomlin said during his Weekly Press Conference “act like a professional.”

  • Xclewsive

    AB marketing Facebook and Gatorade now? lol

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    The throw was off. AB had to reach back for the ball instead of being lead into the endzone. He would have been tackled before he scored anyway.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Just Conner. He should get at least 5-7 carries a game.

  • JT

    You know the whole anthem debacle worked out well for a thrashing of the Ravens. Maybe distractions are a good thing. Somebody get Bell a “Juice is Loose” T-shirt with OJ’s face on it to wear postgame this week or something.

  • JT

    AB is matchup proof. I don’t know how many times he needs to show it for people to understand.

  • JT

    I think the gameplan will be the same as Chicago, just hopefully better executed (so what GB did). Get up early and coast. Make them use more Bortles and less of Leonard.

  • steeltown

    Tough defense and good running game. Like always, we need to stop the run first and foremost.

  • Steve

    AB’s is a Great player, but these acts of his need to be gone. This is twice now he has caused distractions and the third time will be disciplined.

  • Conserv_58

    I was being sarcastic. 🙂

  • Edjhjr

    I forgive him. I still didn’t hear his version of why he did that. Did anyone?

  • Edjhjr

    I’m worried their heavily favored

  • pcantidote

    And they should just stop going for 2 unnecessarily. They converted a 3 TD lead into a 2 TD 1 FG lead.

  • nutty32

    Game plan was terrible in Chicago. First time all season we got out-schemed in all 3 phases.

  • JT

    If the gameplan was terrible it wouldn’t have worked so well for GB. Gameplan does not mean execution.

  • pcantidote

    Well first I’d see how many times they can get Jax to bite on play action since they are expecting to get a heavy dose of Bell.

  • nutty32

    That Or they need to commit to the go for 2 plan. Need to go for 2 every time to make the numbers pay off. Randomly picking & choosing makes little sense.

  • nutty32

    GB had a different scheme than what Pitt did.

  • pcantidote

    Yep, I think GB’s scheme was don’t drop a sure TD on the first play of the game and don’t have any FGs blocked and don’t muff a punt. 😉

  • nutty32

    If you look at that FG, the Bears schemed that well…
    Still not sure how anyone can consider that 1st play a “drop.” You try running full speed with the ball dropping directly straight overhead where you have to arch your torso & head straight back limbo style to eye the ball, preventing full arm extension and snatch from 60 yards away. That would have been a great catch if he held on to that. Ben just overthrew it just a hair.

  • pcantidote

    It hit him in the hands (not the finger tips). There’s a word for the way you described what is expected of him in order to make that catch — it’s his “job”. Even if you want to argue that it was overthrown (it wasn’t) then there is another word for what a professional should have done — dive.

  • Constantinople

    There should be absolutely NO reason why Pittsburgh doesn’t stomp these jags into the ground on Sunday. Home game, 1PM, their run defense is Godawful and we have Le’veon Bell. I expect a time-of-possession ratio of no less than 42min/18min in favor of the good guys.

  • ryan72384

    That came from the heart lol

  • RickM

    That’s a good point. Hadn’t actually thought about it that way.

  • Steelerfan4lifeinAZ

    I expect AB to have a breakout game against the Jags at home…

  • Pghomer

    I liked the call at the time…but hadn’t thought about it as you said. Nice point.

  • Pghomer

    Has he really??? His issues seem different than Brady on the sideline…

  • J.

    There was no reason we should loose to the Bears either.

  • Jason

    Terrible vs run is right, meaning Haleys 1st 8 plays will be passes. Lol

  • Paul Rainey

    Amen to that. Connor and Watson have looked good on the few carries they have had.

  • PA2AK_

    I seem to remember quite a few veteran players calling him out too…what was it 10 years ago now?

  • Rob H

    Couldn’t agree more, keep battering them, and then nail them here and there over the top to break it open.
    Especially agree with using Conner, which IMO needs to be done more moving forward. I could see doing it last week, but 37 touches can’t be a normal thing if we want him in one piece come January.

  • Mark

    If this team couldn’t get over this issue, how do they think they could win a Superbowl. If Ben has said it was a now issue with him and AB this would’ve never been elevated.

  • MC


  • Ryan Alderman

    Page turned far as I’m concerned.

  • Hec

    Was the Gatorade cooler interviewed?

  • MC

    This Gatorade cooler and the Giants kicking net have a lot to talk about.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    True that.

  • Ken Krampert

    When Bryant has his breakout game, which is coming soon, then AB will be that much better. Right now teams aren’t afraid of Bryant. One of those go routes are gonna connect, I can smell it.

  • Steeler-Drew

    You just don’t get it do you? Ben went on a rant for a reason. He was getting tired of the BS and was not going to sit back and eat sh*t. And nor should he. He is a 14 year two time Super Bowl champion HOF QB and captain of the team. Tomlin has done nothing to stop AB’s BS. So Ben got some things off of his chest for a reason.

    Maybe AB will think twice about throwing his QB under the bus with another tantrum and act like the professional he is supposed to be. Is that so hard or is that Ben’s fault as well. Let me guess everything is Ben’s fault as a person and player. It’s okay you can say it to make yourself feel better. 64 comments most talking about the game plan and you are one of only a few to take a shot at Ben even though AB apologized for his wrong doing. Really appreciate your unbiased comment. Great job!

  • Steelers12

    Yes it was

  • Steelers12

    He needs to remember the same about Antonio Brown

  • heath miller

    did he smoke pot? nope….. DUI? nope…… beat his wife or g/f or both ? nope… punch a bouncer at a club? nope… steal some lobster from the grocery store? nope… roger will probably let him off with a 4 game suspension

  • heath miller

    such a non story dont even think there was a page to turn … FAKE NEWS..

  • NCSteel

    Right on AB

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    He is a future HOF’er but Sherman a couple years back kept him intact…played tight press.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    No one really called him (Ben) out though.

  • Steeler Nation!

    The Rooney family let him know in a way only they could that they were about to ship him out. A 2 time SB winning QB sent packing as he was entering his prime. I think he got the message.

  • Aj Gentile

    I bet you see AB make Ramsey look silly a few times

  • Gloria Burke

    Movin’ on people….I don’t care how he gets his frustrations/disappointments out on the sideline (okay maybe I care a little bit about the shake off from his OC) as long as he continues to be a teammate who celebrates others successes on the field. Big picture. Big picture.

  • Mark

    How about Ben thinking about playing better!!