Steelers May Trade Diva Wide Receiver Antonio Brown

Steelers May Trade Diva Wide Receiver Antonio Brown

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers season is over after a disappointing loss on Sunday rumors are swirling that Antonio Brown has requested to be traded.

The Steelers bad end to 2018 continues to unfold with the Antonio Brown drama taking center stage. Yesterday, it was revealed that AB was benched because he threw a ball at a teammate and hit him. Now, Brown is demanding to be traded? What’s next? Read on for more tea spilling…

Steelers May Trade Diva Wide Receiver Antonio has the lastest tea spilling regarding Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown who has been said to have always “been a ‘me’ guy” and calling him “self-centered,” according to former Steelers safety and ESPN NFL analyst Ryan Clark.

Now that its all on the table since CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora that Brown basically went AWOL from the team Ryan Clark is adding to the drama.

Ryan Clark bluntly states:

Not surprised that there’s beef, not surprised that there’s issues. Antonio has been a guy who’s been a “me” guy, he’s been a guy that’s self-centered in a way that he’s concerned with the individual stats, how I’m being treated, I’m being perceived or portrayed. But the one person you can’t have him fighting with is Ben Roethlisberger. There are many players in that organization that Antonio Brown is above. Ben is not one of those people. For it to get to a point where he’s held out of this game, a must-win for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He added:

When you see him on the sideline in a mink coat before the game — not Pittsburgh Steelers gear, not sideline gear, totally separate from team that lets you know that this is an issue that’s not only about today or yesterday but it’s been something that’s happening throughout the year and his career.

While speaking with Van Pelt, Clark told a story from 2012, Brown’s third year, when the Steelers gave him a contract. At the time, Clark was a veteran and AB was a budding young star.

Clark recalled:

Quick story: Antonio Brown is walking past the weight room in training camp [in 2012]. And right now we hear Mike Wallace has turned down his deal. Antonio is going into his third year. You hear Mike Wallace has turned down his deal. I knew already that they were going to offer Antonio. He’s walking past, and I turned to the strength coach and I said ‘if you give him money, you’re going to create a monster.’ That day at practice Antonio and I almost get into a fight because he’s saying things to Coach LeBeau. He’s screaming at Coach LeBeau, he’s screaming at us defensively. ‘Don’t touch me, I’m the franchise,’ this and that. Because he already had that mindset and now with success, with money, these things come.

Clark explained:

You hear more about him, some things that we don’t need to bring up now. But when it comes to being a good teammate, when it comes to being supportive, understanding that you’re trying to achieve one goal. That doesn’t matter to him. What matters to him is 19 attempts, 14 catches, 185 yards, two touchdown receptions. That’s what’s important to Antonio Brown.

Steelers May Trade Diva Wide Receiver Antonio Brown

He calls Brown a diva wide receiver, but that doesn’t make him unique though because Odell Beckham, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens all qualify as one too.

To make things worse the Steelers will be watching other teams play in the playoffs while a bunch of drama surrounds Brown, who wasn’t on the field Sunday.

Now, the Steelers might very well consider the idea of ridding themselves of the drama, which means trading Brown. Plus, Brown, 31, did show signs of slowing down at points in 2018. Losing Antonio would be huge savings for the team, but with young threats on the roster like James Washington, the Steelers might opt AB for a trade if the drama continues.