All-Professional large receiver Antonio Brown has requested the Pittsburgh Steelers to commerce him, a number of media shops reported Tuesday, as Brown bid farewell to Steelers followers on social media.
“Thanks SteelerNation for an enormous 9 years,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “Time to maneuver on and ahead………. #NewDemands.” Brown posted an identical message on Instagram and each posts included a montage of profession highlights accompanied by the tune, “Do What I Need” by rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
The 30-year-old Brown has been rumored to be sad in Pittsburgh since he was benched for the regular-season finale towards the Cincinnati Bengals following a follow dispute with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers received the sport however missed the playoffs for the primary time since 2013.
STEELERS STAR ANTONIO BROWN BENCHED AFTER DISPUTE WITH BEN ROETHLISBERGER, REPORT SAYS
Earlier Tuesday, Brown was convicted in absentia on a cost of reckless driving in a suburban Pittsburgh courtroom. Brown was charged in November for driving his black sports activities automobile over 100 mph in a 45 mph zone. He paid a $426.77 advantageous. Brown didn’t attend Tuesday’s listening to.
Past the reckless driving cost, a lawsuit filed in October alleged that Brown hurled a number of giant items of furnishings off the 14th-floor balcony of his Florida condo throughout an April outburst. The lawsuit claims that one piece of furnishings almost hit a 22-month-old little one and his grandfather.
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Regardless of the off-field strife, Brown caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and a club-record 15 touchdowns in 2018. He has made at the very least 100 receptions in six consecutive seasons and owns the Steelers single-season report for catches and receiving yards (136 for 1,834 in 2015).
In response to the Pittsburgh Publish-Gazette, Brown can’t be traded till March 13, the beginning of the NFL’s league yr. ESPN experiences that Brown is due a $2.5 million roster bonus on March 17. If he’s traded after that date, his cap hit will improve from $21.12 million to $23.62 million. Nonetheless, ESPN experiences that cap hit could be unfold over a number of years if Brown is traded after June 1.
The Related Press contributed to this report.