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Antonio Brown Teases Return to Steelers



Steelers WR Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown, Steelers at Ravens 12/27/15 -- KEITH ALLISON/FLICKR | CC BY-SA 2.0

Former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is stirring up some talk on the Internet again, as the former star receiver teased a return to his longtime team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Commenting on X, the app formerly known as Twitter, Brown sent out a picture of himself in a Steelers uniform that read ‘hear me out.’ Then, he followed that up by saying, ‘heard the Steelers need a WR.’

Antonio Brown has noted his desire to come back to Pittsburgh and retire. But with the injury to Diontae Johnson, the Steelers could need wide receiver. Hence, that is why Brown is posting this picture now. The controversial receiver has gone through the gauntlet this year. Just two weeks ago, it was noted that Brown threatened to pull a gun on players of the Albany Empire, the arena football team he owns. Before that, Brown went on a social media tirade against the media, including former Steelers teammate Ryan Clark.

Brown has been in the news for a Florida judge issuing an arrest warrant for him after he failed to make a $15,000 child support payment earlier this month. It’s the second time Florida law enforcement has been sent after Brown to get him to pay child support in recent years. He can have the warrant rescinded if he pays the total amount.

Brown, 34, became one of the most dominant receivers in NFL history in his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2010-18, but since then has caused a slew of on- and off-the-field issues, including several lawsuits, arrests, sexual assault allegations, and a lengthy suspension. His last on-field game came in 2021, where he ran shirtless off the field against the New York Jets.

This spring, Brown purchased an interest in the Albany Empire, the successor to the indoor team that his father, “Touchdown” Eddie Brown played for. Eddie Brown acts as the team’s general manager, and Antonio, to turn around the fortunes of a team struggling at the gate and in the standings, said he planned to play in a game but never did before the league bounced the team from the league altogether. Obviously, a return to the Steelers is not happening, as Mike Tomlin noted last year.

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