Steelers plan to talk to Brown about social media usage

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants to talk to Antonio Brown about the Pro Bowl wide receiver's social media usage.

Tomlin said Tuesday he plans to talk to Brown directly following Brown's latest outburst. Brown responded to criticism on Twitter by a former team employee by suggesting the Steelers trade him . The post came a day after the Steelers fell to 0-1-1 following a 42-37 loss to Kansas City.

Brown declined to speak to reporters afterward and Tomlin said Brown did not report to the team's facility on Monday. Tomlin did not say whether Brown's absence was excused.

Tomlin downplayed the image of Brown venting on the sideline during the loss, calling it a mixture of frustration and losing and the byproduct of being competitive.

The Steelers travel to surprising Tampa Bay (2-0) next Monday night.

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