Antonio Brown may be one of the most fun players in the NFL, both for his immense talent and the joy with which he celebrates his accomplishments.
But the Steelers have made it clear to their star wide receiver they don’t find the penalties for his dances funny anymore.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said during his appearance on 93.7 The Fan that the team has discussed this with Brown, after last week’s flag for a choreographed celebration against the Colts.
“He knows, we all know, coach Tomlin brought it up yesterday, that is a huge penalty and we can’t do that,” Roethlisberger said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. “We put our kick coverage team in a bad situation and we can’t have that, and AB knows that.”
Brown has twice previously been penalized for his dances this season, which the buttoned-up NFL has deemed sexually suggestive. (Thank goodness they would never objectify women or advertise erectile dysfunction drugs during games.)
By the way, Brown leads the NFL with 10 touchdown receptions.
Tomlin was asked this week if he needed to address the issue again, but he said his staff has “discussed it wholly” with players already.
“We had a setback in that area, but I don’t think it requires additional discussion,” Tomlin said.
But apparently it did, and the quarterback was the one to send the message.