Following the game, Brown hurriedly left the locker room prior to media availability.
On Monday, after a former Steelers employee insulted his abilities, Brown made a decision to quote-tweet the comment by suggesting that he should be traded.
"There've been a couple instances now where you've asked me about Antonio regarding social media-like things", Tomlin said. I understand sometimes you have some negativity.More news: FEMA To Test Emergency Text Messages From Trump
The context of that answer suggests he allowed at least a little of the dirt to slip through the screen door, because there would be no reason for Tomlin to discuss an excused absence with one of his most prominent employees.
Brown responded to the tweet by saying, "Trade me let's find out". And it might prompt his agent, Drew Rosenhaus to release a statement trying to excuse his client's behavior. "I believe this forum is a very professional one". There is frustration associated with not playing well and not winning. That's player relations. I'm not getting into what happens in that gray atmosphere out there among people where there is very little accountability and things of that nature.
Bouchette notes that Steelers payers have off Tuesday before reporting back to the facility on Wednesday ahead of their Monday night matchup in Tampa Bay against the 2-0 Buccaneers. That's generally the approach we take in non-football things, such as social media, decorum, etc., and so hopefully this will be the last time I'll be discussing things such as that in this setting.More news: Patriots agree to trade for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon
"I'm focused on real legitimate things".
Brown, who finished with nine catches for 67 yards, was also seen walking to the sidelines by himself while his teammates celebrated Ben Roethlisberger's 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. "But I'll leave that between he and I", Tomlin said.
Brown and Roethlisberger have connected for an NFL-record five consecutive 100-catch seasons together, and Brown now leads the National Football League with 33 targets, resulting in 18 catches for 160 yards and one touchdown. "I give Randy a lot of credit not losing it on him".More news: Iran to Store Its Oil in Fleet of Supertankers