Antonio Brown threatens ESPN writer on Twitter, decides to apologize days later

Antonio Brown threatens ESPN writer on Twitter, decides to apologize days later

Game Preview: Chiefs at Steelers No team in the NFL has provided more off-the-field drama than the Steelers this season and that drama continued this week after Antonio Brown sent a threatening tweet to an ESPN writer. Apparently, Brown became irate after ESPN's The Undefeated published a story last Friday that focused on the receiver and his social media use. In the lengthy piece, ESPN writer Jesse Washington tried to paint a picture of Brown's life outside of his social media use, a life that the public doesn't see. The writer also spoke with the mother of one of Brown's children, a woman who is not on good terms with the receiver. After the piece was published on Friday, Brown sent a threatening tweet to Washington. "I made a mistake in judgment with my tweet last week, and I apologize for that," the statement to the Post-Gazette said. "You know, we could talk all day about things that are online or on the internet or on social media," Tomlin said, via ESPN.com. There's very little accountability, there's very little journalistic integrity, etc. I talk to my teenagers about it all the time. I think that's appropriate in this setting."

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No team in the NFL has provided more off-the-field drama than the Steelers this season and that drama continued this week after Antonio Brown sent a threatening tweet to an ESPN writer.

Apparently, Brown became irate after ESPN’s The Undefeated published a story last Friday that focused on the receiver and his social media use. In the lengthy piece, ESPN writer Jesse Washington tried to paint a picture of Brown’s life outside of his social media use, a life that the public doesn’t see. The title of the piece was “Antonio Brown is an Instagram All-Pro. But is that the full picture?”

In the story, Washington talked to Brown’s former trainer and former chef, who were both let go after having a fallout with the wide receiver. The writer also spoke with the mother of one of Brown’s children, a woman who is not on good terms with the receiver.

After the piece was published on Friday, Brown sent a threatening tweet to Washington.

Antonio Brown sent a threatening tweet to an ESPN writer. Twitter/CBSSports.com Screengrab

That tweet came after Brown had sent Washington an Instagram message that said, “Bro stop hitting my people up looking for stories stay in your lane.”

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