I am breaking a promise with myself as I type this story. I had told myself I wouldn’t write any articles pertaining to the two big-name players who officially left the Pittsburgh Steelers this past offseason for different reasons.
Yes, those two players were none other than Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
I remained quiet as Brown’s feet became headline news. I didn’t write when Brown filed multiple grievances with the league over his inability to use an out-dated helmet. I also kept to myself as Bell made silly comments in both rap lyrics and to the media about his time in Pittsburgh.
But on Thursday, Brown did something I couldn’t just read and move on. Not this time.
The player the Steelers sent to the Raiders for a 3rd and 5th round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft is facing a potential suspension with the Raiders after getting into a “confrontation” with General Manager Mike Mayock.
This is what we know now:
The Next Chapter: Antonio Brown and GM Mike Mayock got into it Wednesday, and the team is now planning to suspend its star wide receiver, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2019
#Raiders WR Antonio Brown and GM Mike Mayock got into it earlier this week, and it got ugly. Mayock clearly frustrated with AB posting his fine letter on Instagram. And now, a suspension for conduct detrimental could mean losing $30M in guaranteed money.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2019
Antonio Brown was unhappy about being fined and had an exchange with #Raiders general manager Mike Mayock on Wednesday. He was held back by a couple of teammates, sources said, and is now facing a team suspension.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 5, 2019
All of this news must have Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert sitting back and just grinning from ear to ear. Not that they are happy this is going on, but that the headache is far away from the 412 area code.
Field Yates of ESPN put it best...
March analysis: the Steelers got ONLY a third and fifth-round pick for Antonio Brown?— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 5, 2019
September analysis: the Steelers got a third AND fifth-round picks for Antonio Brown?
At this point, Steelers fans can use the comment section below to talk about Brown’s situation he finds himself in, and know this article will be updated with any news surrounding this story.