Hernandez: 'I feel great' despite head injury

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Hernandez: 'I feel great' despite head injury

FOXBORO -- The Patriots' decision to use tight end Aaron Hernandez as a running back for most of the game paid off Saturday night, as Hernandez finished with a team-high 61 rushing yards in the Pats' 45-10 win over Denver.
But with New England holding a 42-10 lead in the fourth quarter, perhaps handing the ball off to Hernandez on first-and-4 from the Denver 4-yard line wasn't the best idea. He got hit in the head, had to leave the game, and never returned.
Still, he was all smiles in the Patriots' locker room afterwards. When asked how he was feeling physically, he smiled and said, "I feel great."
"I just do what the coaches ask me," said Hernandez. "They put me in position to try and make plays, and I just try to help the team, and just trying to get to the big game."
Hernandez said he was surprised at how much he was used in the backfield, but enjoyed he change.
"I love running back," said Hernandez. "I hope coach Bill Belichick keeps letting me do it. But it doesn't matter. Whatever I can do to help this team and get to that next game."

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.