Antonio Brown Rumors: Here’s Why Star Receiver Is Angry With Steelers

Virginia Santiago
January 3, 2019

On Wednesday's "Off the Bench" podcast (welcome 2019!), Danny Kanell and Raja Bell talk about the Steelers drama, and they discuss how much blame should fall on the shoulders of Tomlin and Roethlisberger.

Tomlin, speaking at his end-of-season news conference, said Brown had soreness in his knee, ankle and feet last week. Brown also skipped the team's walkthrough on Saturday and the team meetings on Monday.

I understand nobody wants to be criticized and Brown has been on the chopping block all week, but to call a former teammate something that severe is over the line. He denied Brown requested a trade, as CBS Sports reported Tuesday.

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The Browns are now listed as the top team in the market for a Brown trade but it's highly unlikely that the Steelers would want to jumpstart rival Cleveland as a perennial playoff team. "I've called him and texted him".

Some context: Brown reportedly requested a trade earlier this week after he sat out of the Steelers season finale, following a dispute with Ben Rothlisberger.

The report added that Brown showed up at Heinz Field expecting to play which surprised teammates. " 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".

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A Steelers football player left his team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at halftime due to an alleged disagreement with another player. 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 hope he's back here with me because he makes me better". "I know guys that are frustrated".

"We're going to deal with it appropriately, we're going to deal with it in house, and I'm sure that you'll hear about the intimate details, but because we're not playing a game this week, it hasn't been addressed at this point", said Tomlin.

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