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Pacman issues apology to Antonio Brown

Cincinnati Bengals' Vontaze Burfict (55) runs into Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown (84) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh won 18-16. Burfict was called for a penalty on the play. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) AP

As he promised he would, Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones apologized to Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday.

Jones had accused Brown of faking an injury after the Vontaze Burfict hit that was part of the wild final sequence of last weekend’s game in Cincinnati. Jones had said Brown would be cleared by the end of this week, “I promise.”

He wasn’t. The Steelers on Friday ruled Brown out of Sunday’s game in Denver.

The apology came via a video posted on Jones’ Instagram account.

“AB – My apology, my brother,” Jones said. “I’m a man of my word. I’ve been doing a little traveling so that’s why it took so long. But I apologize, sincerely. Get well.”

Jones was fined $28,940 for contacting an official after the play.

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64 Responses to “Pacman issues apology to Antonio Brown”
  1. mackcarrington says: Jan 15, 2016 4:17 PM

    He must have been “traveling” to the local “scrip” clubs.

  2. daysend564 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:17 PM

    Breaking news: Antonio Brown declared ready to play

  3. randomguy9999 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:18 PM

    I almost fell out of my chair reading this, it doesn’t change that the dood is insane, but at least he did it

  4. crindal3000 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:19 PM

    Pacman will make the list of broke ex NFL athletes in about year 2 of his retirement. Dude puts the J into Jenius.

  5. truthfactory says: Jan 15, 2016 4:20 PM

    What I want to know is what did he see that would give any indication he was faking???

    The hit was brutal, and you can actually see Brown’s body go limp on his way to the ground when he was knocked out.

    Pacman’s not only a bad person, he lacks the common sense that everyone else had when they saw it live and on replay that it was a brutal hit and he wasn’t faking.

    Somehow as fans, we are all partly responsible for the fact that morons like Pacman Jones are millionaires… Yuck.

  6. profootballgossipping says: Jan 15, 2016 4:22 PM

    Good for him. Bengals need to ditch burfict. .. pacman really cleaned up his act and it seems vontaze is stirring the old pacman up

  7. Marshawn Lunch says: Jan 15, 2016 4:22 PM

    They really need to add a zero to most of these fines. If the penalty is a relatively minor hit to the sizeable bank accounts these players have, then they will never stop the shenanigans.

  8. leroysbutler says: Jan 15, 2016 4:25 PM

    Make it rain!!!

  9. cymbaline6 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:27 PM

    Well that was unexpectedly mature of him.

    I mean, granted, I still wish the maturity had started somewhere around two minutes from the end of the game last Saturday, but, uh, better late than never, I guess?

    Gotta find the silver lining where you can.

  10. lemmetalkwouldya says: Jan 15, 2016 4:33 PM

    I guess Brown wasn’t “my brother” when he was accused of faking it though, right?

    I would hope that Brown tells Jones exactly where he can put his apology!

  11. justanotherdummy says: Jan 15, 2016 4:34 PM

    Plenty of reasons to rag on Pacman, but he said what he would do and he did what he said he would do. I still think he’s barely bright enough to keep a seat warm but he didn’t knock out Brown, just responded badly to the event.

  12. bradyakagod says: Jan 15, 2016 4:35 PM

    Does anyone else get a sense of sarcasium with this apology? I can’t wait till Berfick issues his apology after steelers lose on Sunday.

  13. thurstonblogging says: Jan 15, 2016 4:35 PM

    Adam Jones and the rest of that team are all scumbag losers.

  14. vikingsftw says: Jan 15, 2016 4:36 PM

    Now they are brothers again??? Best post on PFT today.

  15. stealthjunk says: Jan 15, 2016 4:36 PM

    To be fair to Pacman, all he did was bump into the ref while jawing with Porter. He didn’t cheap shot Brown or do anything else. I can give him a break for that.

  16. ringheadcrusher says: Jan 15, 2016 4:39 PM

    Marshawn Lunch says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:22 PM
    “They really need to add a zero to most of these fines. If the penalty is a relatively minor hit to the sizeable bank accounts these players have, then they will never stop the shenanigans.”
    _________________

    Agree 100%. They consider it a small price to pay for scratching that “I need to commit some serious violence” itch. Better than seeing a therapist I guess?

    So, increase the player fines AND implement coinciding fines for the TEAM as well. Any time one of your players gets fined, so do you. That would stop this crap in its tracks.

    Pacman got off cheap when he ripped Amari Cooper’s helmet off and slammed his head into it. He should have been suspended for 3 games for that, as Burfict was in this case.

    All that said, Burfict needs to be leashed thrown in a kennel. He’s nothing but a rabid dog.

  17. Deb says: Jan 15, 2016 4:41 PM

    Couldn’t help laughing at this, but it’s sad. The flag was based on the hit, not the extent of the injury.

    Jones is his own worst enemy. At least Burfict has had the sense to remain quiet since drawing one of the penalties that helped undo his team. Jones somehow thought blaming Brown would absolve him for his own bad behavior. As with many of his choices, his antics this week have only caused him more grief.

  18. arnoldziffel says: Jan 15, 2016 4:47 PM

    Twenty-eight thousand, nine forty?

    What more would he have had to do to make it an even twenty-nine thousand??

  19. zoellner25 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:47 PM

    Antonio Brown wins a Grammy!

  20. tsimpson50 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:48 PM

    It is so good to know this outstanding individual Adam Jones is a man of his word! The Bengals must be proud to have such a stand up player on their team.

  21. revskip says: Jan 15, 2016 4:49 PM

    truthfactory says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:20 PM

    Pacman’s not only a bad person, he lacks the common sense that everyone else had when they saw it live and on replay that it was a brutal hit and he wasn’t faking.
    ———————————————————————

    Full disclosure, I am a Giants fan and don’t have any dog in this fight.

    I thought the same thing Pacman did when I saw the play live. I thought Brown was hamming it up to get a flag. After seeing a million replays of it my opinion changed but live I was pretty sure he was faking it. Truth is the Steelers have a reputation for blurring the lines of “fair play” going back to the 70s.

    This game saw one coach pull a players hair out of bounds, another coach goad players on the field into a penalty and clear head hunting hits on both sides of the field.

    And I loved every minute of it.

  22. dougchillin says: Jan 15, 2016 4:50 PM

    Gotta give him a little credit for coming through.

  23. Moudabo says: Jan 15, 2016 4:50 PM

    Good for Pacman for apologizing.
    Small consolation though, and doesn’t
    take away any of Antonio’s headaches.

  24. seatownballers says: Jan 15, 2016 4:50 PM

    If Brown says he can play now I Will cry laughing

  25. mborz says: Jan 15, 2016 4:52 PM

    It’s a shame how big of a story this nonsense became.

    And it’s a shame how many people actually believed him.

    But that’s why people like Jones says things like this – some people believe whatever they want to believe, whether it makes any sense or not. Believing an obvious lie is still more palatable to some than believing the obvious truth.

  26. youknowyourteamisgreatwhenthetrollscantstop says: Jan 15, 2016 4:55 PM

    Scumbag.

  27. mmack66 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    thurstonblogging says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:35 PM

    Adam Jones and the rest of that team are all scumbag losers.
    ————————-

    I’ll take a team of scumbag losers over a team that has a rapist and a dog-killing felon on the roster.

  28. imodan says: Jan 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    bradyakagod says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:35 PM

    Does anyone else get a sense of sarcasium with this apology? I can’t wait till Berfick issues his apology after steelers lose on Sunday.
    ——————————————————–
    I’d say anyone who actually takes the time to view the apology would say no. I’d say let’s give the guy some positive reinforcement for actually doing the right thing. Maybe he will see the difference between good and bad behavior. I’d also say if you’re going call out anyone at least have the common courtesy to get the name right.

  29. baltimorons says: Jan 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    Pacman is a useless moron.

  30. frankdatank23 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:58 PM

    The nfl pays this buffoon to speak to their new employees….like he’s really changed. Morons.

  31. bubbahotepp says: Jan 15, 2016 4:58 PM

    I think I just saw a pig fly by my window.

  32. bkunza says: Jan 15, 2016 4:59 PM

    Pacman should apologize to his own family and the NFL for embarrassing them as well.

  33. theninerlover says: Jan 15, 2016 5:01 PM

    I’d prefer that Brown be active on the weekend and no apology.

  34. kevo95 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:04 PM

    He stood up to his word and apologized,does it make him any better Hell No. ,he still bad news

  35. drswaggletooth says: Jan 15, 2016 5:05 PM

    Is the ref getting fined for pushing Pacman, that is the only real contact.

  36. bengalsfreedom says: Jan 15, 2016 5:10 PM

    Porter, Ward, Harrison – Not to mention even their coaches getting in scrums with players. At least they know someone is going to smash them in the mouth back from now on.

  37. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says: Jan 15, 2016 5:10 PM

    So now that we know Jones totally made up this story about Antonio Brown “winking” at him and tacitly admitting that he faked the injury, will we now also stop believing his other made up story about Coach Porter “cussing” and antagonizing the Bengal players?

    It baffles me why everyone accepts the word of these Bengal players that Coach Porter “antagonized” them. There is NO EVIDENCE that he did.

    And more to the point – why does it it matter? So what if he antagonized them? Grow up and ignore it. If they had just worried about themselves they would be playing this weekend and not the Steelers.

  38. duffelbagsports says: Jan 15, 2016 5:17 PM

    People are just hating on Pacman for his past. The guy has turned it around the last 5 or so years. His penalty was for making contact with the ref but he was right to jump in Joey Porter’s face who was on the field (where he shouldn’t have been) instigating. If the refs got it right these would have been offsetting penalties.

  39. codythao35 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:19 PM

    Yes, my man how just typing words. I want to see you apologize face to face dog.

  40. bucsorbust says: Jan 15, 2016 5:23 PM

    Pacman Jones is a man of his word? What word exactly?

    Are we supposed to find virtue in some moron apologizing a week later about something he never should have said?

    Hope in his premature offseason he works on what being a decent human being is all about.

  41. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 15, 2016 5:27 PM

    thurstonblogging says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:35 PM

    Adam Jones and the rest of that team are all scumbag losers.
    ————————-

    I’ll take a team of scumbag losers over a team that has a rapist and a dog-killing felon on the roster.

    Dog killer who paid his debt yes…rapist no …unless you have proof big mouth that you would care to share…..
    You will definetly fit with your team of scumbags…no effort required.

  42. cribbage12 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:29 PM

    He’s a selfish, idiotic, me-centered clown. PacItUp.

  43. theageofquarrel says: Jan 15, 2016 5:29 PM

    Still a useless scumbag

  44. contender21open says: Jan 15, 2016 5:32 PM

    Pacman, always wondered… What does crow taste like?

  45. HankTheDog says: Jan 15, 2016 5:34 PM

    A classy move by Pac. Anyone heard from Porter this week or is he hiding behind his head coach?

  46. abninf says: Jan 15, 2016 5:40 PM

    Damn, people. Jones shouldn’t have even bothered apologizing.

  47. smokehouse56 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:43 PM

    Contrary to all the football haters on this site, Pacman kept his word. Some in his situation would have made excuses. He didn’t.

  48. mdl1952 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:44 PM

    daysend564 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:17 PM
    Breaking news: Antonio Brown declared ready to play

    ^Gets my vote for best post..

  49. jonwill57 says: Jan 15, 2016 6:03 PM

    bradyakagod says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:35 PM

    Does anyone else get a sense of sarcasium with this apology? I can’t wait till Berfick issues his apology after steelers lose on Sunday.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    No, I don’t get that sense at all. I watched him on Inside The NFL. He seemed to think the hit wasn’t that bad…but he’s a defensive player. Naturally he will say that. But he did apologize. I didn’t see the video, but I’m guessing it was much more sincere than Cryin’ Leaf.

  50. paulieorkid says: Jan 15, 2016 6:18 PM

    “Pacman” made up a story about Antonio Brown “winking” at him after the play.

    So what the hell value does “Pacman’s” b.s. apology have to do with anything to anybody? The guy is garbage. His apology and four bucks will get you a cup of coffee nowadays.

    And by the way, what kind of nickname is “Pacman?” That game came out before Adam Jones was born, and Adam Jones is no spring chicken.

  51. watermelon1 says: Jan 15, 2016 6:27 PM

    STILL waiting for Bryant to get control of the ball before stepping out of bounds…

  52. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Jan 15, 2016 7:16 PM

    Does AB have to give back the Grammy ?

  53. gmangg65 says: Jan 15, 2016 7:18 PM

    “Dude puts the J in Jenius”…..I’m still laughing!

  54. golforepar says: Jan 15, 2016 7:45 PM

    PacMan = Gutter trash!

  55. DaCriticDatsRight says: Jan 15, 2016 7:54 PM

    Let me see if I have this right…

    Burfict hits a defenseless receiver ILLEGALLY and knocks the daylights out of him (concussion so bad that he can’t play the following week)

    Pacman acts like a total donkey on the field when the flag was thrown. He was so out of control that he contacts a ref trying to get at joey porter who’s only thing he did wrong was being on the field giving a stare down to the Bungals defense.

    Gillberry and Burfict started the incident with Porter by making contact with the Steeler doctor and then with Porter.

    SO HOW DO YOU BENGAL FANS AND BENGAL SIDING MORONS FIGURE PORTER CAUSED ALL THIS? Your stupidity and no disipline as players cost you the game, not Porter and certainly not the refs.

  56. pantherdan says: Jan 15, 2016 7:56 PM

    Nice way to give your team’s 100% away as the first penalty was
    Not a sure field goal win but your dumb ars had to go give it away
    So good move there you genius

  57. pantherdan says: Jan 15, 2016 7:57 PM

    Btw thanks pacwoman

  58. intrafinesse says: Jan 15, 2016 8:11 PM

    At least it’s a sincere apology.
    Thank Pacman.
    PS – I love your video game, been playing it since before you were born.

    Keep up with the penalties, you are entertaining.

  59. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 15, 2016 8:57 PM

    Wow it would be great if Brown suddenly appeared on Instagram himself to announce he WAS going to be playing after all!

    “Gotcha – psyche!!!!”

  60. Moyda says: Jan 16, 2016 10:32 AM

    DaCriticDatsRight says:
    Jan 15, 2016 7:54 PM

    Let me see if I have this right…


    SO HOW DO YOU BENGAL FANS AND BENGAL SIDING MORONS FIGURE PORTER CAUSED ALL THIS? Your stupidity and no disipline as players cost you the game, not Porter and certainly not the refs.
    —————————————————

    People are taking issue with Porter because what he achieved is rare.

    How many times have guys been flagged for hitting a defenseless receiver, or bumping a ref, a QB throw a pick or a RB fumble within two minutes? These things happen to win or lose a game.

    But for a coach to get into the heads of opposing players during a game, using what can only be described as a siren call or Jedi mind trick (he kept his hands in his pockets but when he started talking the IQ of surrounding Bengal players appeared to drop by 30 points), and manipulate a 15 yrd penalty out of the situation… that’s some never before seen art right there. Many have tried, none have succeeded that I can recall.

    What it really comes down to is that we do not see things like this happen any given Sunday, and so people are having a hard time comprehending the impact it had upon the outcome.

  61. hawkforlife says: Jan 16, 2016 11:15 AM

    “My brother”

    He basically called him a liar and cheat and had no concern for his medical condition but has the nerve to call him his brother? What a turd.

  62. headin4seven says: Jan 16, 2016 1:29 PM

    Filmed and posted by the Bengals PR department. They excel at apologizing for these fools.

  63. johndiulus says: Jan 16, 2016 1:52 PM

    Pacman is classless and everything that is wrong about the NFL.

  64. nothingman says: Jan 16, 2016 10:31 PM

    Has he apologized to Bengals fans for blowing a playoff game?

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