Of course, Brown wasn't the only notable absentee from Monday's meetings: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell continues to hold out amid a contract dispute and was spotted jet-skiing in Miami on Monday.
Coach Mike Tomlin was asked Tuesday whether Brown was at practice the previous day. The twitter user, whose bio states that he worked PR for the Steelers from 2010-17, tweeted the following: "AB needs to thank his lucky stars, because he was drafted by a team that had Ben". "Trade me and let's find out", Brown responded.
Brown was not in the locker room or part of the walkthrough Monday, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported Brown didn't show up at all.More news: Anita Hill offers a guide for the Kavanaugh hearings
There have been a couple of instances now where you've asked me about Antonio regarding some social media-like things.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are winless through the first two weeks of the National Football League season.
Brown's absence speaks to the extreme dysfunction taking place in Pittsburgh. Cameras caught him venting in the second half against Kansas City, and when Roethlisberger dived into the end zone for a 3-yard score that drew the Steelers within five points on Sunday, Brown walked slowly off the field while his teammates celebrated. "There were some negative exchanges on the sideline".
"I think it was just frustration", Roethlisberger said during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan. He then opened up the forum for question, and it didn't take long for the Brown questions to roll in.More news: USA imposes new $200bn tariffs on China
Tomlin would not clarify whether or not Brown's absence was excused but he did say, "I'm looking forward to visiting with him [Tuesday]".
Pittsburgh certainly could use the services of their two star players; the team still is winless after tying the Cleveland Browns and allowing six touchdown passes to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and will travel to Tampa Bay to face Ryan Fitzpatrick and the 2-0 Buccaneers on Monday night.
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