He's a rookie, but Johnson has a following

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He's a rookie, but Johnson has a following

JaJuan Johnson admits the more comfortable he is around a person, the more he opens up.
This offseason, the Boston Celtics rookie took the extra time during the NBA lockout to do just that -- open up to his fans.
Johnson was active on Twitter and has over 20,000 followers to date on his account, @JaJuanJohnson
I just wanted them to get to know me as a person a little bit, he told CSNNE.com. Obviously they wont fully get to know me because during the lockout, it was kind of hard to get with those kinds of people and stuff like that. I guess that was just one way of me getting to know me.
Johnsons rookie offseason was unique because of the lockout. Instead of making community appearances and participating in events around the city of Boston as many would under normal circumstances, the 22 year old moved back home to Indiana to live with his mother, stepfather, and younger sister.
Even nearly 1,000 miles from Boston, he was able to open himself up to Celtics fans. And in turn, he learned something from them as well.
Thats all they care about -- they always talk about Banner 18, Johnson said. Theres probably not a day that goes by that somebody doesnt mention Banner 18 to me on Twitter. But its cool. Thats the expectation out here.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. 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."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.