Antonio Brown has been reprimanded by head coach Mike Tomlin amid the utter chaos in Pittsburgh.
Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin has admitted to the media that star wideout Antonio Brown has been disciplined for skipping Monday's practice. "He and I met yesterday for an extended period of time," Tomlin said in a press conference to the media. "I'll leave the nature of that conversation between us. There was discipline involved for his missed meeting on Monday." Tomlin then abruptly closed the discussion before things got out of hand.
The nature of the disciplinary action will likely be forgotten before it ever comes to light, but we can ascertain one thing with certainty: the punishment won't result in AB missing any game time. Steelers' teammate Jesse James told the media that Antonio is part of the team's plans for their upcoming matchup against the red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. Cornerback Artie Burns refused to comment when reporters congregated around him in the dressing room. The discipline is "between him and the coach," he stated.
It's been reported that Antonio Brown has come into conflict with several team members and staffers throughout the early stages of the 2018 season. Furthermore, AB has stood vicariously in support of training camp holdout Le'Veon Bell, who many players on the team feel has become too self-interested to help the team going forward. Hopefully, this mess gets sorted out sooner than later, their season and Super Bowl window hang in the balance.