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Troy Polamalu ‘feels burden’ in trying to help Antonio Brown


It is well-documented that Antonio Brown has made mistakes over the past couple of years and plenty of people have tried to reach out to him. Among his former teammates with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy Polamalu ‘feels burden’ in trying to help Brown.

Polamalu recently appeared on Clay Travis’ radio show titled “Outkick the Coverage” to speak about the troubled wide receiver. While speaking about Brown’s current status, Polamalu repeatedly shared that he felt a responsibility as his former teammate to try to help him.

Of course, Brown was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Upon his arrival to the NFL, he was a hard-working player that was extremely humble. After all, he was a long shot to make it to the NFL coming out of Central Michigan.

When Brown was drafted, Polamalu was one of the leaders in the locker room in Pittsburgh. Given that, Polamalu became close with nearly all of the players on the roster—including Brown.

However, over the years, Brown began to mold into a selfish player. It appears that hasn’t changed as the wide receiver continues to find himself in avoidable situations.

Over the past year, he’s been with three different teams due to his antics. Now, he remains as a free agent until his legal issues are taken care of and a team is willing to take a chance on him.

On Monday, the former Steelers receiver made an attempt to apologize for his recent actions off of the field. The All-Pro wideout understands that for him to make a comeback into the NFL he’ll have to prove to teams he’s changed. Maybe accepting help from someone like Polamalu is exactly what Brown needs right now.