Sportress of Blogitude

Antonio Brown: Fireworks tweet wasn’t shot at Jason Pierre-Paul


Despite all evidence to the contrary, Antonio Brown denies that his tweet about being safe on the Fourth of July — especially related to the danger of fireworks — wasn’t about anyone in particular, let alone Jason Pierre-Paul.

The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver took to Twitter on Monday morning and issued his own personal public service announcement about the fireworks-heavy holiday.

Many instantly assumed that the tweet was a direct cheap shot at Pierre-Paul, whose hand was left mangled after a fireworks accident last July 4th. Brown must have caught wind of that notion, as he later took to Twitter again to clarify no slight was intended to the New York Giants defensive lineman, or anyone else, for that matter.

Brown deserves credit for making it clear that if any slight to Pierre-Paul was inferred, it wasn’t intentional on his part. And it’s not like Pierre-Paul isn’t already using his nightmarish experience to warn others about the dangers of fireworks, as he recently filmed a PSA on the topic ahead of the holiday on the very same subject.