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Pacman Jones apologized to Antonio Brown in a video posted to Instagram late Friday afternoon for saying that the Steelers’ player was lying about a head injury he incurred against the Bengals.
“Hey B. My apology my brother. I’m a man of my word and I’ve been doing a little traveling which is what took me so long … I apologize, sincerely man. Get well.
However, Pacman fined $28,940 for contact with an official, a foul that moved the Steelers closer for their game-winning field goal in the final seconds Saturday night.
His teammates Wallace Gilberry and Domata Peko were each fined $8,681. Gilberry's fine was for unsportsmanlike conduct and Peko's for unnecessary roughness.
Steelers guard Ramon Foster was fined $17,363 for unnecessary roughness.
The league suspended Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict three games without pay for his conduct in the game, which Pittsburgh won 18-16 to advance to Sunday's AFC divisional round game in Denver. Burfict was flagged for a hit that knocked out Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown, who was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Also, Pittsburgh assistant coaches Mike Munchak and Joey Porter were each fined $10,000.
Munchak was penalized for pulling safety Reggie Nelson's hair on the sideline after a play concluded. Porter was fined for being on the field when Jones drew his unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty in the closing seconds.
Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was not fined for nailing Bengals running back Gio Bernard with a helmet-to-helmet hit that wasn't penalized.
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