Antonio Brown Tweets Goodbye to Pittsburgh and Asks Steelers for Trade
One of the NFL's best wide receivers may be wearing a new uniform next season.
After months of uncertainty about his future in Pittsburgh, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is making it clear he wants out.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Brown “wants a trade and he officially has requested that from the Steelers.”
Paired with the news of the official trade request was a tweet from the star pass-catcher to the Steelers and their fans saying it’s “time to move on and forward.” Brown included the hashtag #NewDemands.
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 12, 2019
Also on Tuesday, the 30-year-old was found guilty of a reckless driving charge from November stemming from an incident during which he drove his car in excess of 100 mph. Brown did not show up for the trial and was found guilty in absence.
Despite the finding, it’s not expected he will face any further discipline under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.
As for Brown’s trade request, there are a number of things the Steelers will have to consider if they choose to honor it.
Antonio Brown trade reminders:
* He's due a $2.5M roster bonus on March 17th
* If traded before 3/17, the Steelers would absorb a dead cap hit of $21.12M, $23.62M if after 3/17
* Brown is due $12.625M in 2019, $11.3M in 2020, $12.5M in 2021
* Brown turns 31 on July 10
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 12, 2019
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