Antonio Brown reiterates that an interview is coming soon

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Steelers (for now) receiver Antonio Brown has allowed people like coach Mike Tomlin and owner Art Rooney II to speak about Brown without rebuttal. The rebuttal apparently is coming.

Brown said Tuesday on Twitter that an “interview [is] coming soon.”

That message came minutes after Brown posted this message: “Stand up for yourself and stop allowing others to tell u who u are what u are and how u are. Many are watching your every step so be you and be consistent. Via Pops @DeionSanders.”

It’s a good observation, but we’ll add this to it: “Get your side of the story out there before the other side of the story hardens into presumed truth.”

Although Brown has been pushing back against the Steelers, he has yet to provide his version of any of the events that resulted in him missing a key Week 17 game. He needs to do it, sooner than later.

And if he wants it to be credible, Brown needs to pick an interviewer who will ask tough but fair questions aimed at getting to the bottom of the situation, drawing out all relevant evidence while also testing his assertions with common sense and established facts.

86 responses to “Antonio Brown reiterates that an interview is coming soon

  1. You have no credibility you quit on your team. Save the interview, we don’t need to hear your side of the story. What you need to do is face your teammates/coaches and explain to them why you quit. They are the people who need an explanation.

  2. This ‘interview’ isn’t going to do him any favors to endear himself to his potential new team. If he comes out and airs dirty laundry it will hurt his list of potential suitors.

  3. Maybe the saga of diva WRs such as Brown and Beckham will cause more GMs to pause and think before handing out multi-year, megabucks contracts to these prima donnas. Dudes like this are poison in an NFL locker room. They will NEVER replace “I” with “We” which has to happen for a team to win.

  4. This is T.O. 2.0, different player but same agent. He is looking for a new pay day. Any wonder he wants traded to a team with 70million plus cap space? Clearly wants a pay raise. I love the talent A.B. has, and he has given the Steelers some really memories, but its time to move on.

  5. I know, right? we all know the best football teams were manned by 22 guys refusing to be told where to go and what to do. anarchy is the greatest game plan.

  6. Its pretty pathetic when millionaires whine to poor people about how their billionaire bosses don’t appreciate them enough. GTFO Brown

  7. This guy is going to dig himself a rather large hole to get out of. Classic example of a ultra talented kid that has been hearing it his whole life. “He’s so talented, he’s the best, he’s the goat, women love him, blah blah blah”. No one has ever said no to this guy and he can’t handle any adversity at all. If it’s not about him being the greatest than screw you. He wasn’t the best receiver on his team last year and he can’t stand it. This guy will suck the energy out of the next team he’s on. I wouldn’t want him anywhere close to my young players if I was a GM or coach. He’s basically the sports version of Donald Trump, a self centered, self important, tantrum throwing cry baby that lives in a echo chamber of his own “greatness”…

  8. Lots of people work in crappy environments for pennies but show up everyday. This guy plays a game for a living for millions and all he had to do was show up and do something he enjoys. “He has issues with Ben and Tomlin”, so what. Do your damn job! This is the kind of stuff that makes it hard to watch football.

  9. It’s a good observation, but we’ll add this to it: “Get your side of the story out there before the other side of the story hardens into presumed truth.”
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    The media essentially thrive$ on this age-old problem, and indeed is it’s main driving force. When you get one side of a story you treat it as fact, and when you get no side at all you make one up and then repeat it often and long enough for others to requote it and treat it as fact.

  10. Thank you JSTEW0103,
    somebody’s, anybody’s perception is theirs and doesn’t mean its a fact. Brown may say things that cause open minded people to say hmmm and not assume that just because somebody else has said something it a fact. Perception is not reality, it simply a BELIEF! Beliefs are proven incorrect all day every day. Stop assuming people, its like the Jerry Springer or Maury Povich crowd, the person is booed until more information is disclosed then the person is not so bad after all.

  11. This diva is blowing it big time. He thinks he’s bigger than the team even though the WR position is the most overrated position on the team. They are dependent on the guy throwing the ball and the big guys up front blocking to give the QB time to throw. If Brown was truly repentant and a team player, he’d privately meet with the owner and executives to air out differences, APOLOGIZE to the team, and issue a joint statement that things are well and they’re all moving forward TOGETHER. Instead this cancer just wants it all to be about him.

  12. At some point you’d think he’ll grow up but apparently not. His “need” to show he was right isn’t going to do anything but make him appear to be more self-centered–if that’s even possible. He’d be much better staying off social media but he craves the attention. If I were a GM, I’d have ZERO interest in either him or Bell. I’d also echo a statement made by a previous poster–NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER give a ton of money to a WR. They just become divas and it’s not going to end well.

  13. If he doesn’t talk about how he was wrong to quit on his team and how he’s going to become a better teammate this is going to be a complete disaster.

    Does this bojo think the average person cares about how a 100 million dollar wide receiver has been “wronged” ?

  14. AB has pi$$ed off a lot of Steelers players.

    Steelers play the Niners this season.

    So AB, if you get your (alleged) wish, maybe keep your head on a swivel that game, eh, that is, if you haven’t already quit on the Niners by then.

  15. Tomlin has zero control of this team. The recent AB nonsense. Last year the night before the Jags playoff game, Leveon is tweeting at 1am (12 hours before kickoff). How’d that go? AB doing facebook live while Tomlin is addressing the team after beating KC in the playoffs. And on and on it goes. Brutal. And you wonder why they don’t win anything that matters.

  16. Who didn’t know that Florio would take Brown’s side in this? He just can’t put his lawyer past in his rear view mirror.
    The guys I listen to are his teammates and other former players who have ripped him. Deion Sanders is a blowhard bag of wind. I stopped listening to anything he had to say years ago. I filed him in the category of those who talk to hear themselves talk along with Michael Irvin, Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe, and other supreme egotists.

  17. How do people continue to confuse AB’s situation with Lev Bell? Leveon Bell was not under contract. Yes he said he was going to show up and didn’t which was a bad look. However he cannot abandon a team if he’s not contractually obligated. If that’s the case, every FA that leaves has abandoned his team.

  18. I’m a Pittsburgh. We’ve known for years AB is a jerk. Skipping planned autograph sessions, missing media appearances for no reason, plus everything else. We tolerated it because you were driven to be the best and performed Sunday in and Sunday out. We know these guys aren’t all choir boys. But skipping practices, going AWOL, disrespecting the coach and owner who both tolerated and rewarded you. Just get out of here. Your side of the story will be just pure, narcissistic garbage. Go do some stupid interview with James “smack my girl up” Harrison and tells us all how much of a victim you are.

  19. Seriously men playing sports has turned into this garbage. I have no pony in this race but heck he’s paid lots, its a team game, coaches and stuff all need to zip it and discuss behind closed doors like men. This media crap is brutal, sorry steelers fans.

  20. “ampatsisahypocrite says:
    January 15, 2019 at 12:41 pm
    Did Jerry Rice take too many shots to the head? His comments seem to indicate he believes the 49ers get to decide if Brown goes to SF. The Niners don’t own his contract, Jerry.”

    And if the nonsense from the Jerry Rice and Niners employees *cough cough* Kittle *cough cough* keeps up, when the NFL is down with their tampering investigation the Niners may not have many drafts picks left to trade.

  21. When Deion Sanders is your role model, that says it all. Brown quit on his team. Hope the Steelers show him the door.

  22. “It’s a good observation, but we’ll add this to it: “Get your side of the story out there before the other side of the story hardens into presumed truth.””
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    Unless he had a relative or friend in intensive care some place there is no excuse. That’s why he has not spoken about it, because he has no “credible” explanation. The “other side” of the story IS the truth.

  23. And lets please just stop the Tomlin lost control of the locker room narrative.
    Bell decided to sit this year because, well – we aren’t sure yet. He didn’t inform his coaches, the GM or even his teammates. It had nothing to do with Tomlin. The constant media questioning and nonsense about it had nothing to do with Tomlin. They tagged and tried to sign him, he said no and sat out. He’s a man, he made his decision
    Brown lied to Tomlin, went AWOL and cut off communications. Tomlin benched him and AB hasn’t talked to anyone in the FO yet, as no teammates as far as we know it.
    These are 2 guys, that’s it. And as it stands now neither will likely be in that locker room come the end of March.
    Two egotistical players. Tomlin needs to exert better control over specific players, but he never lost the locker room. Not for one second.

  24. First let’s start by stating that Deion Sanders is not some wise man. He’s a athlete who used to wear fat gold chains.

    As for AB, be you, but understand your potential employer will do the same.

  25. I’ll watch the “interview”, but probably will only believe 1% of what he has to say. If you look at him over the last few years, it has been a constant ME show. There have been off the field incidents as well. Look, everyone knows BR is no saint. He calls out players on the radio show, which to me, should not happen. However, he will also say when he doesn’t get the job done, as well. Brown is one of these people that has to be in the limelight, and the center of attention, or they are not happy. Everyone saying the Steelers won’t win with AB are wrong, IMO. Look at the Patriots, and no disrespect to Edelman, what superstar WRs do they have. Heck, even Gronk, isn’t Gronk. The Pats are still getting the job done because everyone plays as a team, not a bunch of individuals looking for glory. They also have a coach that doesn’t put up with a bunch of crap. So, yeah AB, hit us with your woe is me interview.

  26. “Bell decided to sit this year because, well – we aren’t sure yet. He didn’t inform his coaches, the GM or even his teammates.”
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    Whoa.. Le’Veon Bell did not have a contract. That is why he didn’t play this year. The Steelers felt he was only worth one year’s salary (two years in a row), he wanted more security in case of injury (like what happened to Earl Thomas). The GM, the coaches, and his teammates all knew he wasn’t under contract; it was not a mystery to anyone like you imply. What everyone assumed is that he would cave in, and he didn’t.

  27. So many comments stating “who cares”, but yet you cared enough to comment. Typical.

    I care to hear what he has to say, because so many times WR’s are labeled as divas and headaches without defense, while QB’s can be shown on camera yelling at coaches or another player and be applauded for showing leadership. It’s a double standard.

  28. I care.
    I care a lot that Antonio Brown is being mistreated.
    He isn’t getting 50% of the passes thrown to him.
    Thats inhumane.

    You know what, I’ll bet you most star players have one thing that annoys them. Yet they manage to play. Maybe Tom Brady is annoying to work with but Julien Edelmann manages to play and not gripe. I don’t see AJ Green crying about Andy Dalton.

    Just make your tens of millions and be happy you have that. I don’t.

  29. Nobody cares about your entitled life. You get paid millions of dollars to play football for 9 months of the year (id argue its less in actuality).

    You have been dealt no in-justice. You just took notes from that other bum slash cry baby .. Lev’on Bell. you should probably think more about who associate yourself with in future contract negotiations.

  30. I hope the interviewer also has the guts to ask him about throwing furniture off a balcony in a fit of rage and almost killing a small child below.

  31. AB. You have been blessed with athletic talent, and rewarded financially. You seemingly have everything. However, do the words INTEGRITY, HONOR,DIGNITY, and RESPECT mean anything to you. Because, without those, you truly have NOTHING! You play a Team Sport ! Yet, you apparently have no clue what it means to be a member of a Team. Cmon, young man. Check yourself!

  32. “Hi. My name is Antonio Brown. I’m the second highest-paid wide receiver in the game. The Steelers put up with me posting private locker-room videos on the internet, costing the team valuable 15-yard penalties for my me-me-me end-zone dances, throwing things on the sidelines when I didn’t get enough attention, and throwing tantrums when other players received team honors. Now, for some inexplicable reason, I desperately want to play for the 49ers. But before leaving, I’m going to trash the Steelers because fans are judging me on my actual behavior. Hold on … statement coming … I’m building drama … because that’s what I do.”

  33. Deb has seen the show before.

    Honestly, Dude is hanging out with Chad Johnson. When did Chad’s career fall off the cliff?.. when he felt he got to be larger than life and was worried about tv, and notoriety, and fame… gone. AB’s 30… if he continues Chad’s path, he’ll be done in four years.

  34. “Whoa.. Le’Veon Bell did not have a contract. That is why he didn’t play this year. The Steelers felt he was only worth one year’s salary (two years in a row), he wanted more security in case of injury (like what happened to Earl Thomas). The GM, the coaches, and his teammates all knew he wasn’t under contract; it was not a mystery to anyone like you imply. What everyone assumed is that he would cave in, and he didn’t.”

    They offered 3 separate long term contracts over 2 offseasons. So no, they didn’t feel he was worth only one years salary. The tagged him and continue to operate in good faith to get a deal done. Any one of those 3 contracts offers would have made him the highest paid RB by a wide margin and gave him security.
    Now stop assuming he wanted security. That’s a false assumption backed by nothing he said or did. He wanted paid more. Long term security wasn’t an issue. It was the guaranteed money. He sat out because he wanted more. If you are going on a soap box. At least make sure that soap box is factual.

  35. I’m tired of hearing from these selfish players. First, it was Bell wanting all the money. Now it’s Brown about his feelings being hurt. Grow up fellows. You make tons of money which most people would love to just have one of your game checks. How about man up and be a TEAM player, take a little less money because I know 14 million is hard to make a living on Mr. Bell and I hope your next offensive line is terrible. Mr. Brown GROW UP!!!! You should never let your team mates down. So your quarterback yelled at you a little. Suck it up…. I’m darn sure that Montana yelled at Rice a little during their time in SF. I can’t wait to see this wonderful video by Mr. Brown. I’m sure it will be everyone’s fault, and Coach didn’t give me a day off like other people. Maybe if you would act like a professional, maybe you would be treated like a professional.

  36. Say what you want if it makes you feel better, but actions speak louder than words – and your actions have spoken volumes over the past 2 seasons.

    It’s going to be pretty tough to break the public perceptions forged by those actions with just a few sound bites taken from a softball interview.

  37. @nookers says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    You have been dealt no in-justice. You just took notes from that other bum slash cry baby .. Lev’on Bell. you should probably think more about who associate yourself with in future contract negotiations.
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    Nookers, your agent has just advised you not to sign another Franchise Tag contract and opt for FA, even if means sitting out. You know about Earl Thomas and how close OBJ came to a devestating injury playing under the cap. Remember, it’s not guaranteed for inury beyond the current season. So Nookers, your decision would be (a) risk injury beyond this season (b) don’t sign it and don’t play in order to protect yourself with a guaranteed contract with a signing bonus for years to come. What would you do? Keep in mind…he had 400+ touches in 2017 and 336 in 2016. At that rate, had he signed and played, he would have had close to 500 touches.

  38. Brown is going to blow the lid off the Steelers organization and everyone, Looney included, is going to be lawyering up and taking cover. This lying scandal is going to shake the Steelers to its core. Look for massive resignations. Munchak is just the first. The ship is sinking and there go the rats.

  39. AB and his trashing the Steeler FO & HC is going to backfire, usually athletes wait until their playing days are over *then* they bad mouth their team(s) if warranted but AB seems to want to spill the tea now… he’s a fool for taking advice from Deebo & Prime they aren’t in the league anymore and with 3 years left on his contract,sorry! he has no control over where he goes and who he goes to.his showboating is making the situation worse for both sides

  40. Long term security wasn’t an issue. It was the guaranteed money.
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    What do you think the point of guaranteed money is? It has EVERYTHING to do with security.

  41. I have always been on the side of the players and not the owners … until now. Antonio Brown and other self-centered players like him are ruining the game of football. So he gets his guaranteed money up front, and then turns on the team that gave it to him???

    Owners beware. Art Rooney II didn’t deserve the treatment that AB gave him. When all is said and done, when Brown’s football career is over, he won’t have anything. He’ll just be one more athlete who squandered away his millions and is now crying the blues.

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