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Steelers 2016 Training Camp Day 14 Recap: Steelers and Lions get chippy, and Antonio Brown goes off

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The boys are back in town, and see what happened on Day 14 of work at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA as the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for the 2016 NFL season.

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The term "going off" has multiple meanings in today's society. If a player has a tremendous game with ridiculous statistics, someone might say, "Man, he just went off."

Then, there is the more traditional meaning of the term, which is to flip out and lose their cool. For instance, "The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown went off on that referee in that joint practice with the Detroit Lions."

Well, to be honest, that actually happened.

In what was a spirited, and intense, practice between Pittsburgh and Detroit, Brown stole the show, for multiple reasons. Again, he had a very productive day catching the football, but also for all the wrong reasons. With just a few plays left in practice, Brown felt he was interfered with on a play and was relentless in his berating of the referee.

See what some had to say who were watching it live:

Although the last quote from Brown was comical, it doesn't necessarily excuse his behavior. Whatever Brown said, and did, over the two day joint sessions, caused the official to release the following statement regarding Brown's antics on the field.

The real shame of the situation was it overshadowed what was reportedly a great practice. There were big hits, live drills and players who were showing some tremendous potential for both teams. However, what everyone is talking about is Brown's behavior on the practice field.

Brown did post this tweet on his verified Twitter account Wednesday night:

Take that for what it's worth, but the Steelers were well represented by some younger players, specifically L.J. Fort, Anthony Chickillo, Eli Rogers and Javon Hargrave.

The Steelers will practice Thursday, but the practice is closed to the public as the team prepares for their first preseason game Friday at Heinz Field.

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