"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.”
— Inside the NFL (@insidetheNFL) January 12, 2016
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.
— NFL (@NFL) January 15, 2016
Let's see if Jones lives up to his word.