The Steelers may have another disgruntled star to deal with. He caught nine passes for 67 yards, but was badly outperformed by fellow wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster (13-121-1) and tight end Jesse James (5-138-1). Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, attributed his Monday absence to a personal matter, and Tomlin told reporters Tuesday that he meant to meet with Brown on Wednesday.
Brown's agent says he does not want to be traded and he missed Monday's meetings because of personal reasons.
Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a 33 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field on November 26, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cornerback Artie Burns said the discipline is "between him and the coach", but said the team supports Brown and expects him to play. "And we're all frustrated because we're not winning right now". "When you're the best in the world, you want to help participate, you want to help win football games. I think we all know that, the fans know that", Roethlisberger said.
This revelation raises the question, "What will Brown's discipline look like?" and is it going to be more of a symbolic gesture than anything else.
Tomlin said he won't comment directly on player happenings on social media, which features "gray area" and "very little accountability", but he made clear players should be held to a higher standard. I'm not sure risking $100 to make a few bucks on him not being traded is exactly worth it. I'm not going to get into the details of why he wasn't here, or whether he was excused, and all of those things. They're winless in their first two games, despite some expecting them to be a serious contender in the AFC this season, having tied the Browns and lost to the Chiefs to open the year.