Antonio Brown Officially Out, Is Owed Apology from Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones

Bryan Brandom
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Adam "Pacman" Jones owes Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown an apology.

The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback accused Brown of faking an injury on the final and decisive drive of the teams' wild card round matchup on Saturday.

"Man, Antonio Brown was not hurt," Jones said the following Monday. "I know he was faking it. Go back and look at the play. If you go back and slow-motion the play, you tell me that Vontaze [Burfict] hit him in the head. Or did his shoulder pad barely touch him?"

A day later, Jones told Inside the NFL that he'd apologize to the All-Pro receiver—but only if Brown missed this weekend's divisional round tilt with the Denver Broncos.

“I will send out an apology, I will,” Jones said. “If he don’t play. But you know and I know that when [Sunday] gets here, all of that is going out the window … he’s going to be cleared Friday. I promise you, 24 hours before the game.”

He also asserted Burfict's hit on Brown, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty, was clean.

"Every hit that Vontaze do, everyone thinks it’s dirty."

On Friday, Brown was officially ruled out of Sunday's game with a concussion.

Let's see if Jones lives up to his word.

 

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