It has been almost a month since the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC wild-card playoff game on Jan. 9, but Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is still upset about the hit delivered by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the comments made by Bengals cornerback Adam Jones.
Brown, who suffered a concussion as a result of Burfict's hit and could not play in the Steelers' game the next week against Denver, made his feelings known on Pro Football Talk Live on Thursday.
Jones had accused Brown of faking the injury, claiming Brown even winked at him at the time. Jones later apologized on social media, but Brown is still upset.
"I lost tremendous respect for him when he went on record saying that I winked at him," Brown said on PFT Live. "I was unconscious, I didn't really even remember what had transpired so for him to say something like that is totally a coward, it's idiotic."
Brown did not receive an apology from Burfict, who was suspended for the first three games next season for violations of player safety rules.
"Nothing at all from that guy," Brown said. "You know what kind of guy he is. What type of player he is. He's a real unprofessional-like player. An undisciplined player. You saw the hit against me. Late, unnecessary. ... It caught up with them and we were able to win the game."
Brown said he hopes the Steelers and Bengals are scheduled to play each other next season after Burfict becomes eligible.