Antonio Brown has had a wild life since he was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the (then) Oakland Raiders. Brown’s NFL career seemed to go out in a whimper after he threw an on-field temper tantrum as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since then, Brown has been trying to launch a rap career and performing unknown duties for Kanye West’s Donda Sports.

Antonio Brown has claimed in the past that he would like to return to Pittsburgh in some fashion. Steelers fans have been dismissive of the idea. Brown is remembered as much for being a troublemaker and distraction as he is for his incredible feats on the gridiron.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was recently asked by ‘The Pivot‘ whether he would ever welcome AB back to the team. Tomlin categorically denied that there was any chance of such a thing happening. Always a professional, Tomlin also peppered in some words of praise for the troubled wideout.

“Y’all know that ain’t happening… In terms of putting a helmet on and running out of the tunnel and playing ball and stuff like that, man, he’s moved on, we’ve moved on. We can sit around and chop that up and pretend like that’s a realistic conversation, but we all know that’s not realistic, man.

What I’ll say about AB is this, man. We had nine great years. I appreciate that dude in ways that I can’t explain to y’all. That I won’t even bother to attempt to explain to y’all because it sounds like I’m defending him in some way, and to me, from that standpoint, the nature of our relationship and what we all did together requires no defense. You could digest it however you want to digest it. [Tomlin blows a kiss.] You know what I mean?”

Antonio Brown had a great run in the National Football League. If he ever does return to the field, it won’t be with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Tomlin may have had some nice things to say about him, but he wants nothing to do with AB in the Steel City.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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