Antonio Brown seems to be burning every bridge on his way out from Pittsburgh.
Last month it was reported that Brown had requested a trade from the team after a heated exchange with QB Ben Roethlisberger in practice.
Former NFL wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst James Jones said that he has heard from multiple Steelers players that Roethlisberger’s constantly belittling of Brown reached a boiling point last week in practice.
“I have talked to a couple people in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization and they told me this has been lingering on,” Jones said. “I’ve been told in meetings [Roethlisberger] would take shots at AB. Like, ‘I don’t got to throw you the ball,’ and things like that. Wednesday in practice, I heard he ran the wrong route, Big Ben threw the ball on the ground, said, ‘Get him out of here. Get somebody else in there,’ and that’s when AB was at his boiling point and that’s when he went off.”
Brown followed through this week by making his trade request public by releasing a video on social media where he said goodbye to Steelers fans.
This afternoon several twitter users noticed that Brown had liked several tweet that called out Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for being a “rapist”, a reference to Roethlisberger’s sexual assault cases from 2009 and 2010.
The liked tweets were discovered as Brown was set to meet Steelers owner Art Rooney.
Yeah, there’s no chance Brown ever plays for the Steelers ever again.