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Pittsburgh sporting goods store owner said Antonio Brown “went out of his way to be a bad guy” with Steelers

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The Antonio Brown-Pittsburgh Steelers feud will likely never end, with different people continuing to mention the receiver’s name. This time, someone who has nothing to do with Brown directly spoke about the former Steelers wideout.

In an article by Stephen Nesbitt on The Athletic, the owner of a sporting goods store named Yinzers in the Burgh said Antonio Brown “went out of his way to be a bad guy.” Jim Coen, the owner, did not hold back on the former Steeler receiver.

“The Antonio Brown saga was created by Antonio Brown,” said Jim Coen, the owner of Yinzers in the Burgh. “I think Phil Kessel has always been Phil Kessel. I don’t think he went out of his way to be a bad guy, which Brown did. I think Kessel liked the city, and he liked our casino.”

Coen also went on to speak about how he “can’t afford” to have leftover jerseys of Brown and Kessel — it causes him to lose money. Nonetheless, it’s going to be tough selling those jerseys to Pittsburgh fans who currently see Brown as a villain.

At the end of last season, an incident occurred between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger. As a result, Brown sat out of the last game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Steelers missed the playoffs and Brown forced his way out of Pittsburgh. Now, Brown will sport silver and black after being traded to the Oakland Raiders. Regardless, both sides handled the situation terribly with neither side willing to let it go.