Antonio Brown Meets With Art Rooney II; Steelers Agree To Work On Trade


Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown met with team owner Art Rooney II on Tuesday and the two parties decided it was time to move on.

The All-Pro wide receiver tweeted the following:

The meeting was between Brown and Rooney at first and then Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus was asked to join, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Steelers general manger Kevin Colbert and executive Omar Kahn also joined the meeting at that point.

Schefter reports the meeting was cordial and everyone agreed a trade will be for the best.

While the Steelers have agreed to work on a potential trade for Brown, neither he nor his agent Drew Rosenhaus have permission to speak with teams, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

The seven-time Pro Bowl receiver was inactive for Pittsburgh’s must-win game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17 last season following an argument with team quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at practice.

Brown, 30, tweeted goodbye to Steelers fans earlier this month and accused Roethlisberger of having an owner mentality.

He made it clear in an Instagram live video earlier this week that he wants interested teams to call him, wants guaranteed money and would like to be known not as A.B. but as “Mr. Big Chest.”