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Antonio Brown Contract: Steelers WR responds to criticism via Twitter

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With just a few short messages on social media, Antonio Brown very well could have dissipated the tension between himself and the Steelers beloved fan base.

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When reports surfaced of Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl WR not showing to voluntary workouts, fans and media were wondering why. Then reports surfaced from several media members stating Brown is requesting a new contract, and then the storm started to brew.

Fans criticized Brown for being 'selfish', while others felt the man should get paid for what he wants, but there was a clear disdain within the fan base regarding Brown's situation and how he was handling it. Over the past 24 hours, Brown has taken to social media to quiet the storm a bit, and explain why he wasn't at workouts as well as his overall excitement for the 2015 season.

Fans should remember these reports are just that: reports. They could be falsified (remember those awesome reports of Ben Roethlisberger demanding a trade last season?), and also started by a sports agent jockeying for their player to get more money. Brown's agent is Drew Rosenhaus, by the way. Nonetheless, if you take Brown's words for truth, there should be no problems with Brown reporting to mandatory activities and being the huge part of the 2015 Steelers he is expected to be.