Antonio Brown had no remorse when he was asked about his sideline tantrum after Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, but it was all change in the wake of his coach and quarterback expressing disappointment in him.
Brown, on Tuesday morning, sent a tweet apologizing for all the “noise and distractions” he had created.
During the Steelers convincing win over Baltimore, Brown was more than unhappy that QB Ben Roethlisberger hadn’t seen him wide open for what would have been a 64-yard touchdown. Showing what he thought of the matter he slammed a cooler on the sideline and slapped one of his coach’s hand away from him.
When asked about the outburst, Brown simply chalked it up to his passion for the game and said he was “like a kid being excited for Christmas.”
Well since then, both Roethlisberger and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin have said Brown’s tantrum was indeed unfortunate. Brown was also slammed by a former teammate for being a selfish player who puts himself before the team.
Look, Brown isn’t the first or the last player to lose his cool during a game, but he should have gone to the press and team and apologized right away for the ‘lapse in judgment.’ Unfortunately, when you consider all the drama he has brought to the team and it’s locker room, him using poor judgment has become a theme for the five-time Pro Bowler.