PITTSBURGH — The NFL is reviewing a post on Facebook by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, a spokesman for the league confirmed Tuesday.
Brown began streaming live via Facebook Sunday from the Steelers’ locker room after the team won its playoff game against Kansas City.
- Steelers' Tomlin apologizes for comments, says Brown will be punished for live video
- Steelers downplay Tomlin's description of Patriots
The All-Pro wide receiver also happened to catch coach Mike Tomlin indelicately describing the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh's opponent in the AFC Championship game.
Tomlin's word choice - an expletive - didn't bother his players as Brown's decision to throw back the curtain on what is usually a private moment.
"Personally I'd like some of that stuff sacred," long snapper Greg Warren said Monday. "But this is a changing world, a changing environment. I can't be some old guy stuck under a rock, that's for sure."
Brown's 17-minute video collected more than 900,000 views in a few hours before being removed (though it lives on through YouTube).
It included players dancing and Tomlin - who was out of the shot and unaware it was being filmed but who could be heard clearly in the packed locker room - beginning his postgame speech by telling his team to "say very little moving forward" then adding "we spotted those (expletive) a day and a half."
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy shared the NFL’s game day social media use policy with Channel 11 News:
McCarthy said potential discipline for violation of the policy is a fine.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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