Steelers WR Antonio Brown scaring away potential suitors with his tweets
Antonio Brown is one of the most talented wide receivers to ever play the game. He is almost unguardable at times and is coming off his sixth straight Pro Bowl appearance and seventh overall.
However, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide out is also one of the most mercurial stars in the NFL.
Apparently, his personality may be scaring teams away from trading for him.
According to Peter King of NBC Sports, potential suitors for Brown have not been too enthralled with his activity on social media, with King going as far to say that one team no longer wants to trade for him because of it.
This past weekend, Brown held a question-and-answer session with fans over Twitter, which, given his current situation, was probably not the best idea and will certainly make teams even more leery of adding him into their locker room.
Brown has asked for a trade from the Steelers after a tumultuous end to the 2018 campaign. In the week leading up to Pittsburgh’s season finale, Brown got into a heated argument with Ben Roethlisberger and reportedly threw a football at the quarterback. He then refused to practice, complained of knee pain but refused to go for an MRI and then went AWOL on the team before consequently being benched by head coach Mike Tomlin for the Steelers’ Week 17 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 31-year-old hauled in 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and a league-leading 15 touchdowns this past season. He has also led the league in catches and receiving yards twice apiece throughout his nine-year NFL career.