Steelers WR Antonio Brown responds to Art Rooney II’s comments
On Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II did not do much to assuage Steelers fans who are hoping for an Antonio Brown return in 2019, as Rooney said that it is currently difficult to imagine Brown being on next year’s roster.
Well, the mercurial Brown responded on Wednesday with a cryptic Twitter post, including a photo of him shaking hands with Rooney after agreeing to a new contract with Pittsburgh in previous years.
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) January 10, 2019
So, what does “Good Business” mean? Is Brown merely talking about the deal that was agreed upon back then? Is he saying that he and Rooney can sort things out? Or is he essentially stating that it was a pleasure doing business with Rooney and the Steelers and that he will now be on his way out?
It’s hard to figure out just what Brown is thinking right now, as he has not really said much all offseason and has given little to no indication of his desires.
It is looking more and more like Pittsburgh will end up trading the star wide receiver this offseason, as Brown has caused ripples in the Steelers’ locker room that do not seem to be reparable at the moment.
In the week leading up to Pittsburgh’s season finale, Brown had a heated dispute with Ben Roethlisberger that apparently ended in him throwing a football at the quarterback, refused to practice, complained of knee pain but refused to go for an MRI, went AWOL on the team and was consequently benched by Mike Tomlin for the Steelers’ Week 17 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.