NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe has praised Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown’s incredible skill throughout the season on Undisputed. He’s also called him out for some of his antics – -excessive celebrations, livestreaming a postgame speech by his coach — that he viewed as detrimental to the team. On Thursday’s episode of Undisputed (FS1, weekdays at 9:30am ET), Sharpe asked the Pro Bowl receiver about some of those actions and gave him the opportunity to give his side.
SHARPE: “I’ve been critical of some of your antics. Some of the excessive celebration penalties. I was very, very critical of the Facebook Live post. Can you understand why myself or some of the other guys would see that as being selfish, or not team-oriented?”
BROWN: “I can in some ways, but I feel like for the most part, for my time in the NFL and people getting to know me and experience me, I’m a guy who came to Central Michigan — the right guy who always does the right things. Celebrating in the end zone, that’s what you work hard for. I don’t intend to cause any more attention to myself, it just shows how I work and how excited I am when I’m in the zone. I don’t think there’s a direct correlation to me wanting to be selfish or wanting to be a distraction, because I’m a team guy. I think that’s been established from my time and people knowing me.”
Sharpe and co-host Skip Bayless touched on a number of topics during the segment, including: