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Steelers WR Antonio Brown officially requests trade

12 February 2019

Amid reports Brown wants a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers, the star wide receiver came right out with it Tuesday, essentially demanding a trade from the team that drafted him in 2010.

Brown paid $426.77 in fines and has 30 days to appeal the guilty verdict but it appears as though he's more concerned with where he'll be playing next season - and apparently, it's not Pittsburgh.

Brown is under contract through the 2020 season, so the Steelers aren't beholden to trading him.

Brown's desire to land with the San Francisco 49ers has been well-documented, and there's no doubt Kyle Shanahan would love to pair the electric receiver with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The player's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he had expressed his client's "position" to the team but did not elaborate.

Brown is considered to be one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League for more than five years due to his history of All-Pro selections in four consecutive seasons.

Now the attention turns to see what the Steelers do next.

In nine seasons with the Steelers, Brown has 837 catches for 11,207 yards and 74 touchdowns.

He has, however, been involved in problems off the field recently. He has since filed for custody of his daughter in the wake of the alleged incident.

The disgruntled Pro Bowl receiver, who was found guilty for reckless driving Tuesday morning after failing to show up to court, tweeted that he is moving on. The woman did not press charges and Brown was not arrested.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown officially requests trade