Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has apologized for a threatening tweet he directed toward Jesse Washington of ESPN’s The Undefeated.
After Washington published a story about Brown’s social media usage, Brown tweeted, “@jessewashington wait to I see you bro we gone see what your jaw like.” Brown has since deleted the tweet, but Washington retweeted and screen captured it.
In light of the incident, Brown released the following statement:
“I made a mistake in judgment with my tweet last week, and I apologize for that. It is not OK to threaten anyone and I need to be better spiritually and professionally. Though I do not agree with the negative parts of the story about my personal life, I need to have better control over my actions to use social media as a way to engage with my fans, rather than use it improperly.”
Jesse Washington issued the following in response to Brown’s apology:
Steelers PR relayed @ab’s apology to me and I accept it with zero hard feelings. I deleted my retweet of his comment so we can all move on. Peace and love to all (except the Bengals, Ravens and Patriots). https://t.co/HKgi0zcqUd
— Jesse Washington (@jessewashington) September 13, 2018
Antonio Brown had nine receptions for 93 yards and one touchdown in the Steelers’ season-opening tie against the Cleveland Browns last week.