Being a man of your word, doesn't necessarily make you a good man.
After the Steelers defeated the Bengals in the wild-card round of the playoffs last week, many of the Bengals' players were looking to place blame for the loss. Bengals corner Adam 'Pacman' Jones blamed the loss on the referees, who apparently missed Steelers' wide receiver Antonio Brown faking an injury.
Brown was hit with a vicious shot to the head by Bengals' linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who was flagged 15 yards for unnecessary roughness. Burfict's penalty helped put the Steelers in position for a game-winning field goal.
Even though Brown was diagnosed with a concussion, Jones insisted that Brown had 'flopped' on the play.
"Man, that (expletive) was (expletive) acting. He flopped. He needs a (expletive) Academy Award for that performance," Jones said Saturday night.
Jones even said that Brown winked at him as he walked off the field. During an interview with the Dan Patrick Show, Jones also said that he knew for a fact that Brown wasn't hurt.
"Man, Antonio Brown was not hurt. I know he was faking," Jones said. "Go back and look at the play."
Jones also stated he would only apologize to Brown if he missed the Steelers next game. Well after Brown was ruled out of the game on Friday, Jones did indeed apologize, after the news broke of Brown's impending absence.
Although Jones did issue an apology, it should not be contingent on his playing status. This ham-handed apology only shows that Jones is a better talker than person.
Here is his apology. Do you forgive him Steelers' fans?
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