Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was caught calling the New England Patriots a bunch of a-holes recently during a Facebook Live stream from Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown Tomlin has apologized for that moment that really hasn’t legitimately bothered anyone without an agenda, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he is thrilled with Brown’s social media escapades in the locker room.

When speaking with reporters today ahead of the AFC Championship Game, Tomlin suggested something like that could lead to Brown being a journeyman player in the NFL.

Tomlin addressing his concern with how a player shares what’s happening inside the locker room is fine, but suggesting one of the top wide receivers in the game could be a player that travels from team to team seems a bit far-fetched. The bottom line is if Brown helps a team win, any team will be willing to put up with some Facebook and Twitter habits.

The simple solution would be to prohibit players from streaming live from the locker room, further extending the league’s pre and post game social media rules. We already suspect that language inside the locker room is going to be foul or barbarian at times, so the best course of action to prevent that behavior from leaking to the masses is to simply prohibit your players from sharing it on their phones.

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to NBCSports.com's College Football Talk, Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Host of the No 2-Minute Warning Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and iHeart Radio. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.