Antonio Brown's Facebook Live stream may have done more than earn him a stern talking-to from Mike Tomlin. It may have cost him some money.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Brown might be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. Enacted in 2009, the policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."
Brown's live stream of the Steelers' postgame celebration Saturday night in Kansas City would certainly qualify as before "traditional media interviews." In fact, he started shooting before Tomlin even began his postgame address to players.
That Brown caught Tomlin calling the Patriots "a**holes" prompted questions directed at Tom Brady and Bill Belichick during their respective interviews on WEEI Monday. Their responses were predictable.
The Patriots have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders, NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry confirms.
Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.
Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.
More to come...
There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.
Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.
It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport.
It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.
If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.