Yesterday we told you that Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown sent a tweet to a former Steelers employee saying “trade me let’s find out” in reference to a tweet suggesting Brown would not be as successful if he played with a quarterback other than Ben Roethlisberger.
And today we can tell you he sent that text from home…. or maybe from a friend’s place.
In any case, I can tell you where he did not send that tweet from, Steelers practice, because he didn’t show up for it Monday.
Which is why Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin got a break from answering questions about his disgruntled All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell to answer questions about his disgruntled All-Pro wide receiver.
Tomlin said that Brown has not requested a trade and Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said the same while also addressing his client’s absence on Monday—saying he looks forward to “discussing that[Monday absence] and other things” with the receiver.
And while we wait for AB’s explanation of his absence, his agent Drew Rosenhaus explained his tweet:
“The tweet was not in reference to anything other than Antonio responding to a person he knows,” Rosenhaus said. “It was not directed towards a trade, or wanting to be traded. Any idea he was asking for a trade is not accurate. Antonio had a personal matter. I talked to the team about it. His issue was unrelated to the tweet or his relationship with the team. Third, AB has an incredible drive to win. He just wants to win. That’s all.”
Given his Steelers are winless—with a tie to the Browns that may sting worse than a loss—it sounds like Tomlin and Brown have plenty to discuss.