Not long after, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Brown requested a trade and that a source believes Brown "is exhausted of playing the scapegoat for the Steelers' problems and wants to show he can thrive in another offense". After everything Carson Wentz just went through regarding reports of him being selfish, it would be interesting to see if the Eagles would be prepared to deal with the off and on-field drama Brown could bring when unhappy.
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has made it pretty clear: He wants out of Pittsburgh.
The receiver posted a goodbye to Steelers fans on social media saying it was "time to move on and forward". He's under contract for three more years, and the Steelers have shown no inclination to cut him, if they can't trade him.
Antonio Brown is ready to move on from the Steelers. The player's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he had expressed his client's "position" to the team but did not elaborate.
This wasn't the only news involving the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver, though. He was not seen as a star coming out of college and seemed nearly an after-thought when he was drafted in the sixth-round by the Steelers in the 2010 draft. Brown hauled in 305 receptions for 3,199 yards and 22 touchdowns during his tie with the Chippewas.
Earlier Tuesday, Brown was convicted in absentia on a charge of reckless driving in a suburban Pittsburgh court. He has since filed for custody of his daughter in the wake of the alleged incident.