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Pittsburgh Steelers Fact or Fiction: ‘AB’solutely all about the guy we should no longer talk about edition

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A BTSC author takes six bold statements surrounding Antonio Brown and the current state of the Steelers and labels them as Fact or Fiction.

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I know, I know. We need to stop talking about this guy. But former Steeler Antonio Brown just cannot stay out of the news and BTSC is not doing it’s job if they stay quiet on it. After appearing on 93.7 (The Fan) last week and apologizing to Ben Roethlisberger again on social media this week, it seems like Brown is lobbying for a return to Pittsburgh. There are so many questions that have surfaced from this. One rogue BTSC writer has issued some bold statements on this topic and labels them as fact or fiction. Are his opinions on point? Only time will tell.


Antonio Brown’s best shot at redemption would be with the Steelers

Fact

You can never truly tell what’s going on in the mind of a man who posts social media video of himself throwing penis-shaped candy at the mother of his children , in front of said children. But It is obvious that the troubled WR wants back in the NFL and it might have dawned on him that mending fences in the zip code of his glory days may be the best bet. He may have been advised that the Steelers’ reputation in the league may help him with the league as well.


A Brown return would happen only on Ben Roethlisberger’s approval.

Fact

100%. That’s why Brown was issuing an apology this week to the man that he so openly disparaged over the past 14 months, that is until now. Ben Roethlisberger still has plenty of stroke in the organization and it seems like if he wanted Brown back for a shot at a ring, his endorsement would speak volumes.


The next football Brown will be playing will be in a prison yard.

Fiction

After his arrest in late January for alleged assault and burglary, (according to SI.com) Brown was released under a $110,000 bond and must also consent to a mental health evaluation, submit to drug and alcohol testing, wear a GPS monitor, relinquish his passport, forgo access to firearms, avoid contact with the truck driver he allegedly injured and stay out of legal trouble. If he violates any of these conditions, a judge could order him incarcerated while he awaits trial. While this seems like something Brown might be unable to comply with, it is enough to scare most people straight. There will be repercussions for his recent brush with the law, but probation and community service seem more likely than a prison sentence.


Brown would insist on huge money to return.

Fiction

It would be ill-advised to do so. Gummy Richard’s (Brown’s) best bet is to bet on himself with a prove-it deal with massive behavior and performance incentives. The cash-strapped Steelers could only do it in that manner for salary cap reasons and to protect themselves.


A good number of fans would welcome No. 84 back with open arms.

Fact

At the end of the day, fans want to see their team win. Many will compromise their principles for another Super Bowl ring. I think there are more fans with that philosophy than those that can’t forgive actions. We saw this with Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. While many were glad to see KC win for the first time in 50 years, I had a hard time rooting for Hill based on accounts of his indiscretions. There are some that have the same feelings towards Ben Roethlisberger and Ray Lewis as well. Right or wrong, in AB’s case, I think a lot of fans will forgive and mostly forget if it means a championship.


Still, AB will never play for the Steelers again

Fact

After all of the disturbing allegations, the verbal damage that has been done and the team as a whole to think about, I just don’t see all of the planets aligning in Brown’s favor to see him ever don black-and-gold again.


Are these statements valid? We will soon see. Of course it is merely the author’s opinion, but what matters most is all of your opinions on the matter. Please state them in the comments below.

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The long shot that it is, would you welcome a Steelers and Antonio Brown reunion.

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    No
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