Antonio Brown, Steelers Considering A Reunion?
Are Antonio Brown and the Steelers considering a reunion?
Brown has been on a rollercoaster ride these last few months.
After getting traded by Pittsburgh to the then Oakland Raiders, it looked like the polarizing wide receiver may get a new chance at life.
Then he picked a fight with management and ended up getting cut without playing a single game.
From there, he was picked up by the New England Patriots. He said all the right things and quarterback Tom Brady loved him. It looked like the perfect match.
Then he got accused of sexual assault, and was promptly cut by New England.
What followed was a bizarre run where Brown would post offensive things sporadically on social media, while picking fights over perceived slights.
It all culminated in a recent arrest, where Brown was accused of burglary, battery, and criminal mischief in Florida for an incident involving a moving truck driver.
The arrest seemed like it might be the final straw. You can bounce back from most things if you are a talented NFL player, but Brown was really pushing.
Recently, someone finally got through to the talented wide receiver.
This past week, Brown appeared in an interview on 93.7 The Fan where he conducted a series of apologies.
The most surprising one was for the Steelers, with whom he had a very messy and public breakup.
“I apologize to those guys for the distractions, the unwanted attention that I probably caused those guys,” he said.
“To the organization. Obviously you want to clear out any baggage or any disrespect or unintended attention that was brought on to the organization.
“These guys gave me an opportunity when I was 21 years old. I’m forever grateful to those guys, to have the opportunity to not only play with those guys but to be in so many amazing moments. We’ve been through so much. I’m forever grateful and indebted to this organization.”
Brown was then asked whether he saw himself returning to the NFL next season.
The multiple time Pro Bowler was hesitant to give a definitive answer.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do right now,” he said.
“I’m just taking it one day at a time.”
Brown has burned a lot of bridges over the past few months, so it is good that he is taking steps to remedy that.
How successful he will ultimately repairing some of those busted relationships remains to be seen.
But given how talented of a receiver he is in a league that prioritizes skill above all else, it is difficult to see a scenario where someone does not take a chance on Brown so long as he keeps saying all the right things.