Big Ben says Steelers have had enough of Antonio Brown’s end-zone dances
Maybe Antonio Brown just can’t help himself. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ All-Pro wideout picked up his third penalty of the season for an end-zone celebration Thursday, and it appears the team has had enough of his antics.
Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers have talked to Brown about the penalties after he was flagged for his choreographed dance with running back Le’Veon Bell during Pittsburgh’s 28-7 win over the Colts on Thursday.
“He knows, we all know, Coach [Mike] Tomlin brought it up yesterday, that is a huge penalty and we can't do that,” Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday. “We put our kick coverage team in a bad situation and we can't have that, and AB knows that.”
Brown had cut back on the penalties before Thursday’s infraction. He was flagged in Week 1 and Week 4 for end-zone dances that the league ruled sexually suggestive. He was fined by the NFL in both instances.
Controversy aside, Brown is having another remarkable season. He leads the NFL with 82 catches, is third in receiving yards with 998 and tied with Bucs wideout Mike Evans for the league lead with 10 TD grabs.