Antonio Brown, Steelers owner Art Rooney II agree to ‘move on’ after meeting
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown said that he would take a meeting with owner Art Rooney II out of respect and it looks like, according to Brown’s Twitter account, that the two have met face to face.
Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization! #CallGod #Boomin pic.twitter.com/DEgURchvhW
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 19, 2019
Brown posted a picture to Twitter with his arm around Rooney’s shoulder, and it appears both men are smiling. Under the picture is a caption:
Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and Steelers organization! #CallGod #Boomin
Brown has been asking for a trade, and now it appears the owner is on board with granting that wish. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN Brown met with Rooney along with Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus and Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert. Steelers executive Omar Kahn was also present at the meeting.
Antonio Brown met today with Art Rooney, per source. Then Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus joined the meeting, as did Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert and exec Omar Kahn. Meeting was cordial and “everyone agreed the trade will be for the best,” per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 19, 2019
According to Schefter, everyone at the meeting agreed that trading Brown was the best way to move forward. Brown and the Steelers have had issues the last few years, and things really seemed to blow up Week 17 when Brown left practice and coach Mike Tomlin benched him for the game. Brown has been outspoken this offseason talking about wanting a trade, but the Steelers didn’t seem to want to budge.
With the development today it appears that Brown could be getting his wish and heading to a new team sooner rather than later.