Antonio Brown finds media’s reporting of him ‘disheartening’

HOUSTON — As expected, when Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made the rounds on Radio Row at Super Bowl LI, he faced numerous questions about his controversial Facebook Live posting during coach Mike Tomlin’s speech to the players after the divisional-round victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.

He had no problem with that.

‘You’ve got to understand how to deal with criticism’

“It’s been great, man,” he told Bruce Murray and Kirk Morrison on the SiriusXM Blitz. “It’s just, being in this position, you’ve got to understand how to deal with criticism. As a man making mistakes, you’ve got to be able to own up to the mistakes. Never did I want to call any bad publicity towards the organization, my coach or make my teammates feel any other reason that I’m committed to winning and giving those guys my best effort.

“But I’m taking it in stride. I know this job, the position I’m in, comes with a lot of criticism, and I’m just excited. I’m blessed, I’m grateful.”

‘Anonymous sources calling me selfish, saying I don’t run my routes full speed’

Brown does, however, have a problem with the way the media has covered him through the ordeal.

“What disheartens me is when they report things that’s not true and people, like my family and my kids, get to hear about it,” the receiver said. “Anonymous sources calling me selfish, saying I don’t run my routes full speed, saying I’m not celebrating with my teammates when we’re in the (AFC) championship game, trying to get to the Super Bowl. Things like that that are reported as untrue is kind of disheartening.”

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