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Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams and Browns TE Gary Barnidge prove rivals can be friends too

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The Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams took to Instagram to prove rivals can be friends off the field...in a very weird, and funny, way.

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Social media and sports typically don't mix. There are the exceptions to the rule, but most of the time fans take the instant access to athletes too far, and athletes can be a bit oversensitive from time to time. What most rarely see is the instance when two professional athletes take jabs at one another, like Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams and Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict did recently.

After Williams found himself under the social media microscope, again, he and close friend -- and Cleveland Browns tight end -- Gary Barnidge decided to show fans that rivals can in fact be friends off the field. Some might say this video goes a bit too far, but in terms of comedy -- it is spot on.

To be fair, the Bengals and Browns have completely different rivalries with the Steelers, but it certainly doesn't decrease the hilarity of the video. Enjoy!