New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown burned a lot of bridges when he demanded a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Things were pretty ugly towards the end of tenure there and it’s safe to say that Steelers fans aren’t stoked on Brown. The whole helmet controversy that’s been taking the world by storm over the last couple of weeks has only given them even more ammo against him. According to Pro Football Talk, a disproportionate number of people from Pittsburgh tuned into the latest episode of Hard Knocks to see how the controversy was addressed. Brown had some fun with this fact and took the chance to take a jab at the Steelers’ fan base.
“My ex still thinks of me,” tweeted Brown.
Antonio Brown: 1, Steelers fans: 0. He’s not wrong as the schadenfreude from Steelers fans is real. It is likely that they are eager to see him fail with his new team. Though things have gotten off to a bit of a rocky start in Oakland, it hasn’t been because he’s unhappy with the team. It has mainly been his battle with the NFL that has caused him these issues. Based on recent comments from his agent Drew Rosenhaus on ESPN, Brown is going to make it work even if he has to wear the new helmet.
“We’ll exhaust that process but, if it doesn’t work out, so be it,” said Rosenhaus.
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Earlier rumors that Brown would retire if he couldn’t wear his helmet were debunked by the man himself.