Agent: Brown Has Not Asked For Trade

On Tuesday morning, Mike Tomlin told reporters that Antonio Brown has not asked to be traded from the Steelers. Now, Brown’s agent has confirmed that the wide receiver is not looking to leave Pittsburgh. 

The tweet [on Monday] was not in reference to anything other than Antonio responding to a person he knows. It was not directed towards a trade, or wanting to be trading. Any idea he was asking for a trade is not accurate,” agent Drew Rosenhaus said in a statement to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter links).

Rosenhaus went on to explain that Brown’s surprising absence from Monday’s practice was not tied to any sort of dissatisfaction with the club.

Antonio had a personal matter. I talked to the team about it. His issue was unrelated to the tweet or his relationship with the team. Third, AB has an incredible drive to win. He just wants to win. That’s all that that is,” Rosenhaus said. “That’s not anything more than him encouraging his coaches and teammates to win. And that’s what his entire focus is on. Any notion, any speculation otherwise, can be put to bed. This is a non-story that has been blown out of proportion. We can end this right here and now.”

Brown was visibly upset with Steelers coaches during Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, but it sounds like both sides are committed to smoothing things out. Brown is slated to talk with Tomlin on Tuesday and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday to clear the air. Then, on Monday, Brown and the Steelers will look to capture their first win of the season against the Buccaneers.

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10 comments on “Agent: Brown Has Not Asked For Trade

  1. dust44

    Being a Steelers fan I’m disappointed by the mess this team is right now. Players calling out players, staff calling out players, players calling out management, etc. joke. Im from the Cincy area and have always been turned off by the disaster the bengals management is. So now I’m ready to call it quits on these dudes who have done nothing but be distractions.

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    • madmanTX

      It all starts at the top with Tomlin. He either runs this team or is just there to pose on the sidelines and collect a check.

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    • BapTheMailman

      I’m with you, dust. I have called it quits on these selfish jerks.

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  2. saluelthpops

    I get that the agents are paid for a reason, but can’t these players speak for themselves? It could all “end right here and now” if AB would come out and say it. Until then, speculation will continue.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Brown has already spoken and it’s clearly not what his agent wanted to hear. That is why this Rosehaus is circling the wagons and trying to kill potential speculation from gathering any momentum.

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    • My guess is the league can penalize them for saying certain things. Ownership it is much tighter but im sure there are some things players can get caught on as well.

      Remember when Woody said himself would love to have Revis back on the Jets but he was still under contract with the Patriots. I believe he hit with a tampering charge and got fined. Im sure if “sources” such as an agent said Woody wanted him back it would not have been an issue.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Kevin White for Antonio Brown sounds good to me….lol.

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  3. cowman707

    He could do a lot of good on the niners. Wonder what a level bell, ab package deal would cost. An arm? a leg? or both

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