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Reggie Jackson gives Steelers’ Antonio Brown advice

Antonio Brown, Steelers

Antonio Brown requesting a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers is one of the biggest stories in all of sports. Case in point: On Friday, New York Yankees legend Reggie Jackson offered up some unsolicited advice to the six-time Pro Bowler on Twitter, doing his best to convince Brown to continue his NFL career with the same team it began.

Jackson, by the way, knows a thing or two about what it takes to build a championship team. The 14-time All-Star won five World Series titles with the Yankees in the 1970s, including three in a row from from 1972 to 1974, twice being named World Series MVP. “Mr. October,” as he’s known throughout baseball circles for his ability to consistently rise to the occasion in the postseason, was born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and has been a Steelers fan his entire life.

Brown informed Pittsburgh of his desire to be traded earlier this week. Despite growing crossways with both players and coaches last season, he still finished with 104 catches, 1,297 yards, and a league-leading 15 touchdowns for the Steelers, who missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013 with a record of 9-6-1. In the wake of his trade request, Brown shed light on superstar quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s past financial settlements with two women who accused him of sexual assault, “liking” a pair of posts referencing the incidents on Twitter.

On Saturday, the 30 year old insisted the ultimate justification behind his trade request isn’t his desire for a new contract. Instead, Brown said he is simply doing what’s best for both his football career and his family.