Sunday, Antonio Brown spoke to media after his youth football camp wrapped up, and he spoke about his support for Le’Veon Bell in his contract situation with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After all, Brown should know about contract struggles, and out-performing contracts, but don’t misinterpret his support of Bell to him being okay with him holding out of training camp, and some, if not all, of the preseason.
The Steelers report to training camp Thursday, July 27th, and their first practice is Friday. Monday, Brown sent this tweet out regarding Bell showing to camp:
Some will suggest Brown is just being the teammate fans want him to be, but if you follow the Steelers players on social media platforms, they communicate publicly more than you might believe.
You better believe Bell saw this message, and has likely heard a similar message from other teammates. The question now remains, will it make a difference? Will he heed their advice and report on Thursday to show he is a team player, and fully committed to winning a championship in 2017? Or will he decide to give the Steelers a look of life without him throughout training camp?
Only time will tell, but clearly Brown wants Bell there to make their already lethal offense even more dynamic — from Day 1.