Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has issued an apology for the threatening tweet he sent to ESPN's Jesse Washington last week. Washington, a senior writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated, wrote a story on Friday titled, “Antonio Brown is an Instagram All-Pro. But is that the full picture?” in which he describes how the Pro Bowl receiver "has a lot to say - but only on social media."

After seeing Washington's story on the timeline, Brown tweeted, "@jessewashington wait to I see you bro we gone see what your jaw like." The tweet was deleted shortly thereafter, but Washington retweeted and took a screen shot of it.

According to Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Brown released the following statement through the Steelers on Wednesday:

"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."

Today, Washington tweeted that he accepts AB's apology with "zero hard feelings": "Steelers PR relayed [Brown'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)."

AB and the Steelers, coming off a Week 1 tie against the Cleveland Browns, will host the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday at 1pm ET.