Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach, Mike Tomlin, did not hold back when asked about the Facebook Live video shared by Antonio Brown following Sunday’s victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.
When discussing the post and his feelings on Antonio Brown, Tomlin replied, “It was foolish of him to do that. It was selfish of him to do that. It was inconsiderate for him to do that.”
In the video posted by Brown, Tomlin can be heard referring to the New England Patriots as “a**holes”. Tomlin has since apologized for his “regrettable” language and expressed disappointment in his star wide receiver.
“The language on the video is regrettable, by me and by others,” Tomlin said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “That’s why we go to great lengths to preserve certain moments and interactions between us. As a parent, as a member of the community, I take that very seriously. I issue an apology in that regard… He’s got to grow from this. He works extremely hard, he’s extremely talented, and those things get minimized with incidents such as this. He’s a great player, respected largely in the locker room. But incidents such as this don’t help him in that regard.”
In case you missed the Facebook Live video:
Brown is facing a possible fine by the NFL for breaking the league’s policy of posting on social media before postgame interviews. Tomlin added Tuesday that the team’s punishment for Brown would be swift and would not come on the field.