Recent reports indicate that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown may not be happy with the team and has requested a trade. Supposedly, he is not happy with QB Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin. The 5’10” receiver from Miami would make one hell of a target for our struggling Aaron Rodgers; assuming they could get along. Looks like he may be a Rodgers fan anyway. He had 104 receptions in 2018 for a total of 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns. Get this guy a green uniform.
Antonio Brown has requested a trade. Im told it was not a demand but he has asked to be dealt. Very unlikely Rooney would capitulate. Brown has issues with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger. Feels like the coach is too aligned with the QB.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 1, 2019
The altercation that led Antonio Brown's benching last week was with Ben Roethlisberger. Im told it was fairly ugly and the WR was totally in the wrong. He went AWOL essentially for the 3rd time this season dating back to training camp
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 31, 2018
We all know how stubborn Roethlisberger can be and doesn’t like taking ‘no’ for an answer.
Roethlisberger is having nothing to do with that shit:
“If there was a blowup or something, I sure as heck didn’t see it,” Roethlisberger said (via ESPN).
More from that ESPN story:
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported that Brown threw a football in the direction of a teammate and that Brown was not hurt despite the team listing him on the injury report with a knee issue, making him inactive for the season finale.
A source said Roethlisberger was involved in the incident with Brown, but it was little more than Brown flaring up, as he has in the past.
A source close to the situation told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Brown was upset about being asked to run a hot read again during a walk-through and later told Roethlisberger he felt underappreciated.
This could just turn out to be a whole lot of nothing (a Nothingburger, if you will) but a man can dream. I’m just glad this is a Packers page and I do not have to spell Roethlisberger every day.
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