Colts P Pat McAfee Defends Steelers WR Antonio Brown Amid 'Pouting' Reports

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2017
Pat McAfee @PatMcAfeeShow

NFL Network..owned/operated by the NFL..reported @AntonioBrown was pouting after 1st td..so, lying 2 make superstars look bad is good 4 biz? https://t.co/wU4MxMd3Ng

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown may play on different teams, but they are both part of an exclusive fraternity: the National Football League.

Members of that fraternity back each other when push comes to shove. Now that Brown is under fire, McAfee has come to the wideout's defense.

On Tuesday, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reported (via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk) that the Steelers were concerned Brown was more focused on himself than the team. The report stated that Brown pouted after DeAngelo Williams scored a touchdown in the AFC Championship Game because the ball didn't get thrown his way.

McAfee clearly saw things differently.

As the report made its way around the web, Kinkhabwala took to Twitter to provide more information on the situation:

Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

Holy cow. Have barely seen my son last 21 days. Put phone away for day to spend time w/ him. I conflated plays & I truly sincerely apologize

Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

Doesn't change what both players, a coach told me afterwards or what I myself witnessed.

Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

The point: Antonio Brown is ridiculously talented and one of the hardest working athletes I have ever met. Both get lost in the antics.



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