Antonio Brown says Mike Tomlin was a father figure to him

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opened up in a wide ranging one-on-one interview with Jason Whitlock that Mike Tomlin was like a father figure to him during his nine years in Pittsburgh.

Things didn’t end on good terms with Brown in Pittsburgh, as he burned every bridge imaginable with the organization, but he still has a lot of respect for Tomlin and what he did for him.

“Mike Tomlin, that dude was like my pops, to be honest,” an emotional Brown told Whitlock. “Ever since I met Mike Tomlin I always knew, I’ll have success. I feel like when I went to the Steelers, Mike Tomlin, once I saw him and talked with him, I knew I was going to the Steelers. Mike Tomlin was that father figure for me. Outside of coach. Obviously as a coach and the minutia as a coach, he was always challenging me at the utmost to make sure I was better.”


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