Pacman Jones: I’ll apologize if Antonio Brown doesn’t play

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Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones insists that Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was faking when he fell to the ground after being hit by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Saturday. But Jones is willing to at least leave room for the possibility that he could be wrong.

In an interview set to air tonight on Inside the NFL, Jones said he will apologize to Brown if Brown can’t play this weekend against the Broncos. However, Jones said he’s very confident that Brown will be cleared through the NFL’s concussion policy and will play against the Broncos, because he remains very confident that Brown is faking.

I will, if he don’t play,” Jones said. “But you know and I know that when Saturday gets here, all that will go out the window. . . . He will be cleared Friday, I promise you.”

Jones is wrong about one thing: The Steelers-Broncos game is on Sunday, not Saturday.

And Jones is surely wrong about Brown faking. Whether Brown is cleared through the concussion protocol or not, there’s little doubt that he took a hard hit to the head from Burfict, and that hit was a violation of the NFL’s rules on hitting defenseless receivers. Whether Jones agrees with the rule or not, Burfict deserved the penalty.

174 responses to “Pacman Jones: I’ll apologize if Antonio Brown doesn’t play

  1. Apologize? To who? This guy cost the Bengals a playoff victory. What about his Teammates? Coaches? Owners? Fans? There is no apology in history that can undo what this guy did. Antonio Brown? What does Antonio Brown have to do with an early playoff exit that didn’t need to happen? This guy is delusional. But I think we all knew that. Why is Pacman Jones even on the team? That’s a good question for Mike Brown.

  2. Just an excellent challenge from Pacman. He’s basically saying if Brown plays he was faking the injury. It’s actually how most people feel. Antonio might want to skip this game if he’s ready to go.

  3. Maybe the best way to convince him is to let him run the same route Brown did and have someone light into him the same way Burfict did and see if he has trhe presence of mind to ragdoll (total loss of muscle rigidity due to immense shock to the nervous system makes you look like a raggedy andy doll that’s been let go) and roll his eyes into the back of his head like Brown did or if he gets knocked out.
    Good luck on that.

  4. There is a larger point deep down in there. Also, the ref totally panicked in a huge spot throwing that flag against jones. Really weak call that had too much influence.

  5. Pacman is a million dollar talent with a 10 cent head. Every time he opens his mouth he shows his bitterness and ignorance.

  6. I’ve always thought that Jones was the closest thing we have to a criminal walking the streets a free man.
    So what he says or does has no merit

  7. The Steelers aren’t exactly the classiest…

    Tomlin interfered with a play.

    The helmet to helmet rule should be called the james harrison rule as he used to drop he arms to the side and just launch at guy’s heads (look at his hit that concussed colt mccoy for an example… hardly the only one).

    Joey Porter was scum as a player… who decided he should be in charge of leading and shaping young men? His actions proved that during the game.

    Let’s call a spade a spade. This will get a ton of dislikes because it criticizes the steelers, but they aren’t model citizens on the field themselves.

  8. I am a colts fan but I actually believe him too. In this day and age if a guy was just mad and lying about the game he lost he would change his tune when people started criticizing him. He hasn’t and he is convinced by something brown said or did. Therefore I’d say he is right, I’d say he faked it because the steelers were just as dirty as the bengals they just didn’t get caught….or the NFL is looking the other way

  9. Steelers are known fakes, like their coach, trying to pretend he didn’t know Jones was behind him. Same little brat who was whimpering about hearing Zolak in his headset.

    You can’t believe anything they put out to the press.

  10. If you actually watched that play and don’t believe Antonio Brown was knocked out for a couple of seconds, you are really really really horrible at knowing when someone is unconscious.

  11. I think everyone can accept that if brown plays he was playing it up. No doubt he got hit hard but if you really got hit like that in the head you are not playing the next week in today’s nfl

  12. LOL. You think any of the Steelers cared what you say to begin with? You have to care and be offended by someone’s comment to even care for an apology. I can assure you the Steelers and their fans could care less about you, your team or all the crying bungle fans.We don’t care. We are actually laughing at all of you.. it’s absolutely hysterical to watch the crying that proceeded that game. I can’t stop laughing and smiling since Saturday night

  13. Is he still talking? Why isn’t he talking about how he got a 2nd 15 yd penalty to put Pitt in FG range to end the game….I’m sure Brown cares about his apology….go on vacation pacman and let it go….

  14. You’ll really be apologizing once free agency rolls around and your agent gets ZERO interest in your services. I know this sounds crazy but I actually have some sympathy for the Steelers for having to play against this classless team twice per year.

  15. Hey Michael David Smith, how about you throw up a picture of him ripping off Amari’s helmet and slamming his head anytime this dude has something to say or when you report it? This dude doesn’t need to apologize, everyone already knows he’s sorry….sorry excuse for an adult that is.

  16. A defenseless receiver is:

    “A receiver attempting to catch a pass; or who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a runner. If the receiver/runner is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player”

    Check. Brown met that criteria.

    prohibited contact is:

    “Forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, face mask, forearm, or shoulder, regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless player by encircling or grasping him”

    Check. There was a forcible hit to the head.

    It doesn’t matter if Brown was hurt or not. It doesn’t matter if Burfict meant to do it or not. It’s a penalty.

    Pacman wants to say “I told you so!” if Brown plays this week, but his point is completely irrelevant to the outcome of the Steelers – Bengals game. I just don’t understand how someone could be a professional player and be so clueless about the rules.

  17. ebdug says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:21 PM
    Just an excellent challenge from Pacman. He’s basically saying if Brown plays he was faking the injury. It’s actually how most people feel. Antonio might want to skip this game if he’s ready to go.

    Holy cow you’re so stupid

  18. Seriously, this guy is a jerk. Who is this uneducated criminal to forgive anyone. Who actually cares what Pacman Jones thinks. AB should not accept an apology from this child dressed like a professional football player. He has the mind of a child and speaks like one. Enjoy the off season you spineless coward.

  19. I don’t know who the bigger idiots are, Jones for saying Brown faked it or the trolls who agree with him. The dude was out, his limo limbs swung around as his body twisted from the hit. Weather he plays or not Jones needs to apologize for even questioning the injury. Why would he want to be off the field when there were still yards they needed to get? Also even without Jones’s penalty they still had time for a short pass for 5-15 yards and get out of bounds to set up a kick. Man up and take responsibility for your actions.

  20. Now I get it…

    Adam Jones; Is Now Dr. Adam Jones

    In the off seasons he went to med school; and completed his internship.

    I have a better idea; Doctors in America will not give NFL football advice…..

    NFL players; will not give medical advice….

    Sound Good ?

  21. Save your apology

    Read something other than Instagram & Twitter, realize that being volatile isn’t a badge of honor and understand that being a good teammate sometimes means that not reacting is better for everyone.

  22. He’s right.

    If Brown plays, he was faking his injury.
    If he doesn’t, he wasn’t.

    With everything Pacman has said about Brown faking his injury. If it turns out to be a real injury (doubtful) then Pacman should apologize for calling him on it.

  23. Bold move on his part. Perhaps this is part of his strategy as he heads into free agency this offseason.

  24. So he is faking his way out of practice for the most important game of the year? Brilliant
    Good to see this clown hurting himself for a change. His contract is up, as the stupidity level goes up the contract value goes down. After his legal trouble Cincy was the only team that would touch him, even Dallas didn’t want him back. He’s had a decent year but even with that there’s not many teams that will touch him and his mouth is doing it’s best to whittle that number down.

  25. Antonio was clearly concussed, his arms went limp right after being hit. He’s also clearly going to play barring some complication. With concussions, guys usually return the following week unless they have a bad history of getting them. And this is the playoffs. So whether or not he plays Sunday has relatively little to do with whether or not he was concussed on the play last Saturday. One thing for sure is the steelers need him, best wr in the league.

  26. Oh good grief, what is he babbling about now? Players don’t have to be permanently injured for a play to be illegal–and who cares if this bozo apologizes? He’s not the one who hit Brown.

    More important, the only apology he owes is to his teammates and fans. Burfict’s hit on Brown gave the Steelers a first down within Boswell’s FG range and time to continue moving forward. Jones’s antics turned the kick into a chip shot and sure win for the Steelers. All he’s done since is blame everyone but himself for his behavior.

  27. “swhughes81 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:27 PM

    I am a colts fan but I actually believe him too. In this day and age if a guy was just mad and lying about the game he lost he would change his tune when people started criticizing him. He hasn’t and he is convinced by something brown said or did. Therefore I’d say he is right, I’d say he faked it because the steelers were just as dirty as the bengals they just didn’t get caught….or the NFL is looking the other way”

    Clueless, watch the video. Brown was out cold when he hit the ground. Look at his eyes.
    Wait, let me guess, you are not going to apologize either for being completely wrong. Cowards never do.

  28. After Jones’ constant barrage of idiotic comments, is it any wonder this clown has no restraint on or off the field of play?

    He still doesn’t get it, even if Brown jumped up and ran off the field, it was penalty…

    Further, where does it say that a player undergoing concussion testing can’t play the following week?

    I will at least give Burfict his due…he has had the good sense, at least so far, to keep his mouth shut…

  29. And the next question is… Do you even PLAY for the Bungals any more? I mean in real life, not the one where nobody did anything wrong in your mind.

  30. He somehow thinks if Brown was faking it wasn’t a penalty. 5 years from now he will be in jail being interviewed by Bryant Gumbel.

  31. It is time the NFL removed him from the game completely.
    What is this teach young kids starting to play football, Just do as you please.

    Add Manzel to that list too

  32. Steelers win even without jones penalty 18 seconds left. Boswell kicks are laser perfect. Big leg. Clutch. He would hit from 50 or Ben would have made yet another completion against out of control undisciplined defense and then soaked ball for maybe 42 yarder. No matter. Jeremy hill’s ego lost game

  33. Just to be clear, he never said that Brown did not “take a hard hit”.
    He simply said he was “faking”.. which I think is arguable.

    Just like when a punter take a flop when brushed by the air of a would-be blocker to draw a flag.

    I do think Brown was hit.
    I do think that Burfict lowered his shoulder and could have avoided it.
    But I also think that Brown hammed it up, let his arms flail all over the place and then stayed on the ground like he has been hit be a mortar shell so he could draw the penalty he knew his team needed to get close enough for that field goal.

    And I agree with Jones in that if Brown is cleared to play, it’s an indication that MAYBE, just MAYBE he never had a concussion to begin with.

  34. Has this EVER accepted responsibility for ANYTHING he has ever done wrong? It’s always somebody else’s fault isn’t “Pacaman”? Sadly, again, this is the culture (see Adrian Peterson) they were raised and live in. No accountability. AGAIN.

  35. Why would he fake it? He doesn’t have to have a concussion to get a penalty. The ref threw flag long before he knew whether Brown was hurt or not.

  36. He should apologize to AJ Green and the other 50 Bengals who didn’t play like raging fools.

    Can you imagine how a truee professional like AJ Green must have felt after that game? He plays for five years at a pro-bowl level, never complains (even during contract negotiations), doesn’t get in trouble, and just does his job everyday, only to have morons undo it all.

    Pacman just needs to shut up, but he won’t, which is an indicator of just how stupid he truly is.

  37. PacMan is a classless nitwit. All anyone has to do is watch the replay of that cheap shot by Burfict to see how badly Brown got hurt.
    They should throw Burfict and PacMan out of the league permanently.

    And I wonder if the guy who was paralyzed after PacMan and his gang shot him is faking too, huh PacMan????? You should be in a prison cell, you punk.

    What a creep Jones is.

  38. patriotsticketssince1978 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:19 PM
    If Brown plays there is no doubt in my mind he milked the hit for all it is worth.

    We would all love to hear what you base your compelling support statement upon…

    If you have a free moment (I’m guessing you d0), would you elaborate for us?

  39. Y’all should listen to Doctor Pacman, he has lots of experience in dealing with the brain when it isn’t fully aware of it’s surroundings…

  40. Adam… I’m a Bengals fan, and I support you and the team totally, but come on. Burfict was wrong to hit him like that, and you were wrong for the personal foul you drew.

    It doesn’t matter what Antonio Brown or the Steelers do. I don’t see other members of the team acting like this, so don’t you. All it tells me is that if we’re in this position again, you’ll make the same fool decision and lose us a playoff win.

  41. citiciti says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:40 PM
    Who cares? “You play to win the game” I want EVERY BAD ASS on my team! If you don’t your either a liar or stupid or both!

    A lot of good that did you…your season was wasted and now your players are watching on tv…good luck next season. Hopefully you still have Burfeict and Jones then as well!

    Yours Truly,
    A Stupid Liar

  42. Get him out of the NFL and off the Bengals. Too many red flags. He should apologize to his team mates and fans for losing the game and a shot at a Super Bowl ring. What an embarrassment to the team and NFL.

  43. Jones reminds me of a homeless bum, pushing a grocery cart full of garbage, constantly mumbling unintelligible dribble. This guy has a textbook case of stupido imbucileitis.

  44. I’m amazed that there are so many “fans” who actually believe that Brown was faking it. Taking the homer thing to the extreme. I’m a Pats fan and pretty much hate the Steelers but there can’t be any doubt in what happened if you actually are football fans you would admit it.

    Burfict and Jones, what a couple of role models???

  45. Why is it that the closest Bengals fans are able to come to admitting that many of their fans and players acted without class is to say “yeah but the steelers did x too”? Is everyone in Cincinnati stuck in 5th grade? What’s in the water there?

  46. Jones is a piece of trash human being and so is his good friend Burfict. Anyone who defends either player should be put in line and repeatedly hit over the head with a hammer. How anyone could look at either of those players and think they are good dudes is a mystery. The league should not allow people like Jones and Burfict to play in the league. It is time to clean up the NFL while there is still a fan base.

  47. rjc32586 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:26 PM

    So if he doesn’t play, Jones will apologize. But Brown will also have to give back his Grammy.
    ——————————-
    Right, because of the song he did.
    Grammy is a music award genius.
    You probably mean Oscar or Emmy.
    Either way a brilliant comment indeed.
    I think you’re late for your Mensa meeting .

  48. Pacman Jones, sitting in a hole of his own creation. And with each passing day, rather than pondering how he might climb out of the hole, instead, decides to dig the hole deeper.

  49. Jones’ & Burfick’s actions on the field along with their whole persona & commentary after the fact demonstrates how these 2 clearly don’t believe they have done their job unless the opposing players are (literally) knocked out for multiple games. If the NFL didn’t exist, these 2 would have been dead or in prison by 19 years old.

    It’s obviously important for NFL players to have athleticism & skills to play the game, but doesn’t there come a point when a bad apple’s character is justification for not being allowed to play? Let me ask you this, if either of these guys walked into your place of business looking for employment…would you consider hiring them? Unless the position is as junk yard guard dog & the other choices are all Doberman’s…my answer would be “HELL NO!”. These guys make tons of money & there needs to be a higher character standard to be allowed to play. And that standard can’t be determined solely by whether a name is heard on any given week’s police scanner…

  50. I’m going to wait and see. It’s odd how he was 90% going to play or something like that on Monday and then Jones came out with these comments and its suddenly touch and go. He’s definitely smiling in the pics I’ve seen of him walking off the field after the hit. Doesn’t necessarily mean anything one way or the other, but doesn’t run counter to Jones’ story either.

    My personal opinion is that it wasn’t a flop and the penalty was warranted – but Brown’s reaction also sells that penalty. He bounces right up, I doubt it gets called. Looked like he really did get hit on the button, but that was far from the most vicious hit I’ve ever seen (as is being reported). Was not even the most vicious hit in that game

  51. You need to shut your pie hole Pacman ,just sit back and watch the Playoffs you Idiot ,everything that comes from your fat mouth is pure garbage !just like your team

  52. Bengals have some classless players but to exclude the Steelers from that is just as bad. Its one thing to have players act up but a head coach tripping players? That’s pretty bad.

    But back to this issue, no matter the outcome going forward, Bengals still lost and Steelers still moving on to the next round…

  53. gabrosin says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:17 PM
    Stay classy, Cincinnati.

    _______________

    so one person says something and you automatically assume that he is the speaking for an entire city? get a life

  54. I wonder what odds the bookies in London would give me if I wanted to bet my house that this creep ends up in jail within the next 10 years?

  55. Don’t get me started! I’ve seen Aaron Rodgers have a finger rub up against his helmet and the subsequent flag. Not only does he play the next week, he plays the next play. There are probably a 100 questionable calls every week, this wouldn’t be one of them. Burfect decided to take an unnecessary cheap shot and he got the flag and cost his team dearly, plain and simple. What am I missing? Since when are roughing calls only legit when players miss games. That flag is thrown 9 out of 10 times with a journeyman receiver being hit by a no name linebacker. Of course this was Brown, one of the highest profile receivers in the game getting hit by Burfect, a known cheap shot artist. That combo will be flagged 1000 out of 1000. I’m not sure if what transpired after that play was all good, but it was all made possible by Burfect’s stupidity. Now stop your crying!

  56. tontokowalski13 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:54 PM

    patriotsticketssince1978 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:19 PM
    If Brown plays there is no doubt in my mind he milked the hit for all it is worth.

    We would all love to hear what you base your compelling support statement upon…

    If you have a free moment (I’m guessing you d0), would you elaborate for us?
    ________________________________

    I’ll take the time we both have to respond.

    The league and independent doctors control the protocol concerning availability. If he is cleared it simply means he is not concussed. He acted as if he incurred a serious concussion. If that is the case there is no way under the current protocol he could recover in time for the Denver game. A game I definitely want the Steelers to win. My sincere hope is the he earns his “Grammy” and is back on the field.

    Clear?

  57. citiciti says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:40 PM
    Who cares? “You play to win the game” I want EVERY BAD ASS on my team! If you don’t your either a liar or stupid or both!
    ————————————–

    Because that worked out so very well at the end of the game for the Bengals. Really came together well for Rex’s bullies in Buffalo too. What I want on my team are smart bad asses that know where the line is and don’t cross it. Playing tough doesn’t mean playing stupid

  58. It was a penalty either way because the hit was on a defenseless receiver, but I believe Jones. It was a grazing hit and he consciously lowered his arms slowly to the ground after his ridiculous pirouette. The guy was faking, and he does deserve an academy award because most people, including the author, believe he was really hurt. He’ll play, book it.

  59. It looked like he got knocked out and if he did will play this weekend. Getting knocked out and having a concussion are two totally different things and it’s hard to believe people don’t understand that.

  60. What he doesn’t realize is concussion or not, that hit was going to be flagged for hitting a defensive receiver in the head. If it was college, he would have been ejected for targeting.

  61. Not a fan of either team and can’t stand Pacman, but Brown faked it and will be playing Sunday. I wish I could bet on it.

  62. I’d say it’s almost a miracle that Brown wasn’t concussed or much worse. That hit had Tatum/Stingley written all over it.

    I’m rooting for Brown to play Sunday and I’m rooting for Pacman to enjoy himself at the strip club Sunday, or whatever that fool does in his spare time.

  63. @patriotsticketssince1978. You should be kissing the feet of every Steeler player. Can you imagine what these cretins would have done to Pansy Pants Brady?

  64. Getoffmylawn! says:
    Jan 12, 2016 6:09 PM
    rjc32586 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:26 PM

    So if he doesn’t play, Jones will apologize. But Brown will also have to give back his Grammy.
    ——————————-
    Right, because of the song he did.
    Grammy is a music award genius.
    You probably mean Oscar or Emmy.
    Either way a brilliant comment indeed.
    I think you’re late for your Mensa meeting .
    ————————————————————————————————————–

    I think you missed the sarcasm. Yesterday PACMAN was the idiot who said AB should when a GRAMMY for his ACTING. Everyone (except Pacman) knows the Grammys are for music. That’s why many (except you) got the sarcasm. He was poking fun at Pacman’s ignorance.

  65. “I will, if he DON’T play.” At least we know he didn’t pass his English classes.

    What a jerk!

  66. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Jan 12, 2016 6:31 PM

    patriotsticketssince1978 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:19 PM
    If Brown plays there is no doubt in my mind he milked the hit for all it is worth.
    ————-
    Fixed your name for you.
    ______________________________

    Thank you Father


  67. remstar10 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:34 PM

    Holy cow you’re so stupid

    You’re being scammed and you don’t know it. You might want to try a mirror if you want to call people stupid.

  68. easy for pacman to challenge the impacts of these hits, he is generally on the delivering end and not the receiving end. My bet is that he would cry like a big baby if it were him that was exposed and hit like this.

  69. Hmm…haven’t heard anything from the classy Shazier since his hit and demonstrative actions on the sideline while Bernard lay motionless on the field. When will we hear about that apology coming?

  70. He is playing on Sunday AND he was clearly knocked out by the hit, hence his eyes rolling back in his head on the way to the ground.

    The reason why Jones says outrageous stuff is on display right in this forum. People are desperate to place the blame where it doesn’t belong because they can’t accept the obvious truth.

    It’s too painful to accept that they had gotten over the 25 year playoff drought only to moronically hand it back to their most hated enemy. Instead, people choose to believe a known idiot, and one of the people who actually did cost them the game.

  71. First of all, how do you fake rolling your eyes into your head and going limp as you hit the ground? If you were faking, wouldn’t your instinct be to help break your fall somehow rather than hitting the ground like a sack of potatoes with your neck swinging freely? And let’s say that AB over exaggerated the injury afterwards…..the flag hit the ground when AB hit the ground so any over exaggeration had no impact on the ref throwing the flag at all anyway.

  72. marypurn says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:54 PM
    Adam… I’m a Bengals fan, and I support you and the team totally, but come on. Burfict was wrong to hit him like that, and you were wrong for the personal foul you drew.

    It doesn’t matter what Antonio Brown or the Steelers do. I don’t see other members of the team acting like this, so don’t you. All it tells me is that if we’re in this position again, you’ll make the same fool decision and lose us a playoff win.

    ———————————————————————————-
    After reading the outright crawl coming from all the other bitter delusional Cincy fans I had lost hope for the place. So let me point out this one (0ne) person from that fan base with some sense, integrity, and decency. Kudos marypurn.

  73. I bet pacmac would want Antonio not to play. So we can be home with the bungles. Patriots fans do to. I WANT YOU GUYS TO UNDERSTAND THAT CINCY,PATROITS AND RATBIRD RAVENS FANS KNOW YOU ARE NOT US NEITHER CAN YOU BE US.We don’t cheat to get in Superbowls PATROITS and we don’t throw debris at other teams QB bungles. You are a classless organization. When Brady leave we will see how your team function. We will be there in playoffs and bowls when Ben is gone. We did it before we will do it again morons

  74. jwilliamsspf says:
    Jan 12, 2016 7:05 PM
    Hmm…haven’t heard anything from the classy Shazier since his hit and demonstrative actions on the sideline while Bernard lay motionless on the field. When will we hear about that apology coming?

    Shazier was celebrating the fumble recovery and his demonstrations were in response to the fans cursing him out. But I guess it was more prudent for Burfict to “demonstrate” after he injured Bell after a 7 yard gain on 1st and 10.

  75. You have to be very careful when playing the Steelers. Their head coach loves to step on the field and tackle opposing players. Their assistant coaches pull the hair and shove the opposition and then the Steeler coaches come on the field and instigate fights. Clearly at this point it is part of the game plan for the lowly cheating Steelers.

  76. swhughes81 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:27 PM

    I am a colts fan but I actually believe him too. In this day and age if a guy was just mad and lying about the game he lost he would change his tune when people started criticizing him. He hasn’t and he is convinced by something brown said or did. Therefore I’d say he is right, I’d say he faked it because the steelers were just as dirty as the bengals they just didn’t get caught….or the NFL is looking the other way.
    ———————————————
    I bet you believed in Hope and Change.

  77. The shazier hit should have been a 15 yard penalty so should Porter being on the field. Clearly cincy has been doing dirty stuff the whole 3 game series with dirty play. So we didn’t get called so what. Burfict got fined for going at Ben’s knees but I rather got a 15 yard penalty as well as Nelson hitting low on bell no calls jerkoffs. So fair is fair moron.

  78. I love it. And I guarantee he plays . Because the Steeler organization will sacrifice anything for a win. Personal health and well being…pffft…not even a consideration.

  79. Hey, I’ve got one for you NFL conspiracy theorists, of which Jones is clearly one…you know, the ones that think everything is rigged against their team or for another team…

    Maybe Dalton faked the broken thumb so as to avoid being blamed for another colossal playoff collapse?

    I mean, did anybody here see the X-rays?

    Sounds as believable as some of the drivel being posted here…

  80. Even if he was exaggerating the effect of the hit, it still doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have been a flag. I don’t get what pacman is trying to prove. Also, if he plays that means he passed the concussion protocol, not that he was exaggerating. Two different things. And I’m a Bengals fan.

  81. We cheaters huh patriot dynasty? Let me see huh. Did we video tape team practices or go to the edge to do illegal plays like pick plays. Hypocrisy I’ll tell you. Man I would not even post nothing patriot fan because you guys are the King of the term”Gate” bounty, deflate, front, back, etc Gate its not even funny.

  82. I guess all these Bengal fans have never watched MMA (you know UFC, WSF, cage-fighting etc.).

    Guys can be knocked out stone cold, hit the canvass and recover in time to be in a defensive position by the time the opposing fighter is down on them. AB showed every single tell of being out cold. Anyone with any fighting experience could tell you AB was unconscious before he hit the ground. He’s probably going to be fine – he has no history of concussions and seemed to recover fairly quickly.

    The fact that he recovered quickly from being knocked out has nothing to do with whether the hit was illegal or how hard the hit was.

  83. rjc32586 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:26 PM
    So if he doesn’t play, Jones will apologize. But Brown will also have to give back his Grammy.

    ———————————————————————-

    Dude! You must be from Cincinatti. A Grammy is a music award did ya know? Or are you are saying this was not a drama from Brown but rather a case of him getting his bell rung so hard it played a song?

  84. Pacman might as well run his mouth this week. Lord knows he has time on his hands.

    When he slows down he can reflect that Burfict did not give Pittsburg an easy win with that play he only gave them a small chance where they would otherwise have had none. The easy win was a compliments of Jones who lost his head and pushed a ref.

  85. katscot13 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 6:51 PM

    @patriotsticketssince1978. You should be kissing the feet of every Steeler player. Can you imagine what these cretins would have done to Pansy Pants Brady?
    _________________________________

    Meh, I was at a game last season between the two teams and “Pansy Pants” played the game without any ill effects. He does that a lot you know. He wasn’t removed on a golf cart or entered into the concussion protocol. He simply walked off the field the same way he always does.

    No imagination necessary.

  86. I agree 100 percent with Pac Man and no Im not a Bengal fan. If you think the Steelers arent dirty cheap shot artists go watch that offensive lineman scumbag Wallace #72 from the Steelers hit the Broncos DB in the helmet 5 seconds after the play was over.

    I hope Denver knocks that punk into next year. Knock that showboat faker Antonio Brown put for real and tear Roethlisberger’s shoulder off.

  87. I am really a baseball fan and don’t give a whit about the football game. I am a large Reds fan however. I watched the play on replay time after time. I still do not see any head to head contact. It appears to me that the guy hit Brown with his shoulder. Not only that, but it seems that even that was a brush hit. I do not se any direct hit on the helmet to helmet type, but I am not an expert. Perhaps Brown was inured when he hit on the ground. I did not see the whole game and can’t say who should have won etc. It looks to me that this Burfict guy is a little nuts however. The reason I do not like pro football is that most of the guys out there appear nuts to me.

  88. @patriotdynasty5 says:Jan 12, 2016 7:12 PM

    You’re a child.

    When was anyone tackled? And even then…once.

    The Bengals player ran into the Steelers coach Saturday..you seem to forget. He only pulled on the Bengal player when the player was looking to head toward the Steelers player on the ground. Really. Grow up.

  89. Hey six7timeChimps,
    Notice how everything I said about the Steelers is undeniably true yet everything you said about the Patriots is a complete and utter lie? Taped team practices? BSPN had to go on the air and admit that they LIED and that never happened. Why do you have to lie and try to cover up your filthy teams incessant cheating?

  90. Here’s how I see it WR can train themselves to go limp to drag feet in bounds to make unbelievable catches so why not think they can do the same to pull this off?

  91. jamest20 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 7:59 PM
    Here’s how I see it WR can train themselves to go limp to drag feet in bounds to make unbelievable catches so why not think they can do the same to pull this off?
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    Why does it matter? Are you under the impression that it is only a penalty if the WR is concussed?

  92. Six7timeChimps is sure proud of his Steroid Curtain. Steelers* have never won a title w/out cheating.

  93. jamest20 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 7:59 PM
    Here’s how I see it WR can train themselves to go limp to drag feet in bounds to make unbelievable catches so why not think they can do the same to pull this off?

    Give me a break. Did you see AB’s head swing around listlessly after the hit? And receivers do not train themselves to go limp. Dragging your feet inbounds is not the same as hitting the ground like a sack of Burfict. He could have landed on his neck and broke it afterwards. What video are you people watching? Is Ohio really that dumb?

  94. patriotdynasty5 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 8:06 PM
    Six7timeChimps is sure proud of his Steroid Curtain. Steelers* have never won a title w/out cheating.

    Right because 9 Hall of Fame players had nothing to do with winning championships but 5 players taking steroids not banned by the league to combat injury did.

  95. patriotdynasty5 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 8:06 PM
    Six7timeChimps is sure proud of his Steroid Curtain. Steelers* have never won a title w/out cheating.

    I don’t recall the Steelers ever being under investigation by the league for anything or ever losing draft picks for any indiscretions. Why do Patriots fans defend their team by diverting attention to another team and exaggerating the circumstances?

  96. Are people so jealous of Pittsburgh they can’t see he was clearly knocked out? Watch the tape you see his eyes roll back into his head and the way he falls he is obviously unconscious at least for a few seconds. Oh and his head bounces off the turf. People have got concussions before and played the next week. Were all of them faking it?

  97. I’d hurt to if my team hasn’t won a playoff game in 26 years and the steelers just won 1 3 days ago. lol. Good Game cincy your time will come one of these years it probably wont be against the steelers tho. Cheers!

  98. What is amazing is that the Bungles employed this clown and that the league allowed it. Jones has no place in this league. His rap sheet is extensive, the guy is pure human garbage. He has been given way too many chances…from cocaine connections to beating strippers, how does he have a job????????

  99. Go away Jones. Who gives a big crap what you think? Actually you should be in jail anyway so just take a hike. A apology from you would be like a apology from Ray Lewis for his infamous stabbing incident.

  100. sad but true – AB , Ben and De Williams will all play. he is right that if that hit was as vicious as the flop no way he would play!!

  101. I was at the game and good view plus watched the replay DVR’d several times at different angles and he didn’t take a direct hit to the head! Burfect used his elbow and hit AB should pad – don’t believe the talking heads and steelers fans that just like to bad mouth the bengals cause they are dilutional – tired of hearing Burfect’s hit on running back and now ben was illegal – both clean hard tackles – he’s just knocks the snot out of you

  102. I can guarantee to everyone here that had the referees actually started ejecting players in the first quarter – like they SHOULD have – this game would have unfolded completely differently. And we wouldn’t be talking about the league losing control, or this game being such a debacle.

    Go ahead and bash the players and coaches, but it is up to the OFFICIALS to keep the game under control; and this was ‘screwing the pooch’ to an extreme I’ve not seen in almost a half century of watching this sport.

  103. @cwifu – what game were you watching?? reggie nelson after running a player out of bounds which took him into the sidelines and his hair was grabbed running by Munchek not running into him moron – watch the tape

  104. I love when DBs like Pacman Jones declares Antonio Brown a “faker” — as if A.B. has a long history of flopping. Or how George Atkinson would label Lynn Swann as soft. Etcetera, etcetera.

    Keep in mind that it’s the receivers who have to bear the brunt of collisions they have no way of either protecting themselves for.

    The receivers are the ones who get hit while focusing on making the catch for a key first down or score or keeping their feet in — and thus, not able to know if or when they’ll get it.

    The receivers are the hittee – the DBs are the hitter. The DBs get to build up a nice head of steam and light up a defenseless receiver.

    I’ve heard a number of NFL DBs who say they wouldn’t want to play WR, because it’s better to be the hammer than the nail.

    I just recently heard an interview where DeAngelo Hall, who just moved to Safety for the Redskins, was asked if he still talks as much as he did as a Corner. Hall candidly responded that he doesn’t say jack anymore because he doesn’t want to tick off the offensive linemen. Said it only made sense when he was on that island against the defenseless receiver.

    So for DBs to call receivers soft comes off as really really REALLY lame.

  105. What is up with all this delusion?

    Burfict just brushed Brown? Please watch the video. Brown’s head and body went in different directions.

    Tomlin tripped a player? Please watch the video. Tomlin never tripped Jones or deterred his progress. Having said that, I thought Tomlin was an idiot on that play. It was embarrassing. Yes, you can love your team/players/coaches but still admit when they do something wrong.

    If Burfict were a Steeler, nothing would have happened. Please look up James Harrison. He became Goodell’s posterboy for fines on hits even Ravens players said were legal.

    Good grief.

  106. You idiots miss the point. Even if he faked it, it was still an illegal hit and should have been called on Bugerfit no matter how
    Brown reacted……but I. Would expect this from Cincy fans after the way they reacted to Ben’s leaving the game . It looked like pure trailer trash…… I am a fan of neither team but that was classless

  107. Who in the world cares what he thinks, about anything?! I am so happy this moron was responsible for costing his team a playoff game and is sitting at home instead of getting ready to play a football game this weekend. If he didn’t know how to play football, he would be sitting in a prison cell right now, and most likely will end up there at some point in his future. LOSER.

  108. Apologies are unconditional. They show remorse and contrition. Two things Jones does not have. Add conditions and it is no longer an apology. It’s a threat or a challenge.

  109. Good points made Deb!

    If Burfict or Jones either one are on this team next year it will further prove that Mike Brown’s Bengals are the worst organization in the NFL.

    Pacman please just shut up!

  110. There are pictures surfacing of AB not only being overly giddy and celebrating with teammates after the game, but him being the focal point of the team’s celebration and post game speech.

    On the field, AB flopped around like he was out cold and was tended to by medical staff for several minutes. He had to be helped off the field.

    Just saying, this smells.

  111. Eifert takes a brutal illegal hit from a Steelers player and was out and concussed for weeks. If Brown plays, he certainly wasn’t concussed to the level he acted on the field and does deserve an Oscar.

  112. bengalsfreedom says:
    Jan 13, 2016 10:58 AM
    Eifert takes a brutal illegal hit from a Steelers player and was out and concussed for weeks. If Brown plays, he certainly wasn’t concussed to the level he acted on the field and does deserve an Oscar.

    ****************************************************************************************

    I actually hope Brown did fake it. Burfict’s hit was such garbage, especially after driving his knee into Roethlisberger’s shoulder AND especially given that the Bengals had the game locked up when he hit Brown on the non-catch. To have Brown come out of that completely unscathed would be icing on the cake.

    Moral of the story for Marvin Lewis and Co.: If you can’t control them, then don’t depend on guys like Vontaze Burfict and Pacman Jones, who have demonstrated throughout their respective careers an inability to maintain composure in the face of adversity. Then again, the Bengals do have one of the highest arrest rates of all teams in the NFL dating back to 2000, so doesn’t really seem like they value self-control or composure much to begin with.

  113. I actually believe pacman. The steelers organiZation would do something like this. Their coaches are classless punks. Joey porter game ball? Gimme a break

  114. Between tomlin always making excuses, roethlisberger overexaggerating injuries, pitt coaches actinf classless.
    Nothing surprises me with this clown organization

  115. Apologize right now and go away Pacman you loser. Take your buddy with you too, and don’t forget to pay the fine you got. Hope the door doesn’t hit you on the way out too.

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