By Daniel Flores
The Steelers are currently not going in the right direction, after missing the playoffs following a 7-2-1 start and Le’veon Bell sitting out the whole season the drama just keeps building up. It was reported yesterday that Antonio Brown missed practices and skipped team meetings after a dispute he had with Ben Roethlisberger during a practice. He ended up getting benched on Sunday and did not play.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS sports Antonio Brown has requested a trade from the Steelers.
Antonio Brown has requested a trade. Im told it was not a demand but he has asked to be dealt. Very unlikely Rooney would capitulate. Brown has issues with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger. Feels like the coach is too aligned with the QB.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 1, 2019
NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL Network refuted that Antonio Brown asked for a trade and was just frustrated as he left the field in practice on Wednesday.
My understanding of the situation surrounding #Steelers WR Antonio Brown: As he exited the field in frustration on Wednesday, he yelled, "I’m done!" Then wondered why they don’t trade him. More venting in anger than anything. He has not made any actual trade request, officially.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2019