Although the final whistle of their wild-card showdown was blown a couple of days ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals are still going at it off the field.
The Steelers escaped with an 18-16 victory, aided by a hit to the head on wideout Antonio Brown by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, followed by a controversial personal foul by Cincinnati cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. After the game, the Bengals were furious with the way it ended.
And they still are.
Following the contest, Jones, per NFL.com's Michael Silver, said in an NSFW way that Brown deserved an Academy Award for his acting job on the game-changing hit. His stance on the play hadn't changed after he had some time to cool down and get another look at it.
Jones went on The Dan Patrick Show on Monday and once again said that he believed Brown was flopping:
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The 32-year-old defensive back's latest remarks got a lot of attention, mainly because he said the Steelers receiver deserved a Grammy—an award for musicians—for his acting.
Brown apparently heard or saw what Jones had to say, because Monday afternoon came, and a Photoshopped picture of Brown as a singer appeared on the wideout's Twitter account. That probably wasn't a coincidence.
Don't expect these two teams to make nice anytime soon.