AB and James Harrison promise "big interview" coming soon.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke with the media today and confirmed that star wide receiver Antonio Brown was benched for the team's final game of the season against Cincinnati for skipping Saturday's walk through.
Tomlin also told reporters that Brown has not asked for a trade, despite what others have said.
"We take his lack of presence ... as something very significant and will be handled appropriately so," Tomlin said Wednesday. "... Not going to speculate on trade and haven't been formally asked [by Brown to seek a deal]."
However, some of AB's teammates seem to believe the relationship is beyond repair and that Brown's days in Pittsburgh are coming to an end. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Brown had requested a trade because he felt that Tomlin was "too aligned" with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
During Tomlin's presser this afternoon, Brown and former Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison posted a video in which they teased a "big interview" coming soon.
Brown, 30, finished the 2018 season with 104 catches for 1,297 yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns. He's still under contract with the Steelers through 2021.
The Steelers went 9-6-1, but will be watching the playoffs from home as the Baltimore Ravens won the AFC North with a 10-6 mark.