Antonio Brown Unfollows Steelers, Requests Trade, 7 Options Listed

Posted January 03, 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers Writer, Ed Bouchette tells Larry and John about Antonio Brown's outburst last week. First, Brown reportedly had an incident with another player, which led to him sitting out multiple practices and then didn't play in Pittsburgh's 2018 finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ex-Steelers safety Ryan Clark, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, shared a story on Monday that painted Brown as a player who has always put himself ahead of the team.

Veteran reporter Jason La Canfora reported Tuesday Brown is frustrated because he believes Roethlisberger and head coach Mike Tomlin are too close.

Tomlin said he didn't play Brown because of a "lack of communication" between the sides leading up to the game.

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Asked Wednesday if he thought Brown quit on the Steelers, Tomlin responded that "you can call it what you want to call it".

But Roethlisberger sees things differently.

"Ben Roethlisberger says on his radio show (93.7 the Fan) he had no issue w/ A. Brown". " Brown was accused of almost striking a toddler with one of the pieces of large furniture he hurled from a 14th-story balcony during an outburst in April, a lawsuit stated".

While Brown was on the sidelines early Sunday, he was gone by halftime.

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"I'm blessed to play with him".

Antonio Brown (L) has requested a trade after an alleged spat with Steelers teammate Ben Roethlisberger (R).

With the Steelers underperforming this year, failing to make the playoffs in a season in which they had Super Bowl hopes, there's a lot of blame to go around. Landry is one of the league's best receivers, but he does not have the speed that allows him to create enough separation from a secondary focused on him.

"I'm obviously not the coach or the owner, so I'm not sure what's going to happen", Roethlisberger said. "I know guys are frustrated, some of the guys I talked to, that they tried to reach out to him and didn't hear back". Tomlin is expected to address the media Wednesday for an end-of-season press conference.

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