Antonio Brown removes Steelers from Twitter bio amid trade speculation
Antonio Brown’s days in Pittsburgh seem to be numbered, and he made that perfectly clear when he removed the Steelers from his Twitter bio:
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) January 14, 2019
The Brown saga in Pittsburgh is certainly an interesting one.
Things reached a boiling point in the week leading up to the Steelers’ season finale, when Brown got into a heated dispute with Ben Roethlisberger, refused to practice, complained of knee pain but refused to go for an MRI, went AWOL on the team and then was consequently benched for Pittsburgh’s Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Since, then, trade speculation for Brown has run rampant, and reports have stated that the Steelers seem to be gearing up for a blockbuster offseason trade of their star wide receiver.
Brown’s behavior is nothing new, as he also left the team on two other occasions during the 2018 campaign, dating all the way back to training camp.
Of course, as boisterous as Brown has been, Pittsburgh is going to miss his production on the gridiron if it does, in fact, trade him.
This past season, the 31-year-old hauled in 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and a league-leading 15 touchdowns en route to his sixth straight Pro Bowl appearance.
Brown, who played his collegiate football at the University of Central Michigan, was originally selected by the Steelers in the sixth round (195th pick overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He has gone on to have one of the most impressive careers of any wide out in NFL history, leading the league in receptions and receiving yards twice apiece while making seven Pro Bowls and earning four First-Team All-Pro selections.