UNITED STATES—Antonio Brown is a passionate player, which is a quality that you need when you’re playing wide receiver.

However, his passion almost got him kicked out of practice on Wednesday, August 10. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Brown was close to being booted from the Steelers joint practice with the Detroit Lions. Brown reportedly got into a heated argument with an official following an incomplete pass in the end zone, a play which Brown thought warranted a flag.

Official Terry Brown said the receiver made disrespectful comments towards him and told Darrius Heyward-Bey to get him “under control or I’m going to throw him out.”

“We’re here to enforce the rules,” Brown said. “This is their practice. He will do it here and get away with it. But if he thinks he can do that and get away with it in a game, he’s got another thing coming. I’m still going to report it to the league.”

If nothing else, Brown is already in mid-season form with his intensity.