"wait to I see you bro we gone see what your jaw like."
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.