Tomlin: Brown absent from Monday practice, won't discuss tweet publicly

Tomlin: Brown absent from Monday practice, won't discuss tweet publicly

PITTSBURGH — Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice Monday, one day after he commented “trade me” on a Twitter post that criticized him.

Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Brown’s absence during his news conference Tuesday.

Tomlin said he looked forward to talking to Brown Tuesday and would not discuss specifics about whether Brown’s absence Monday was excused or not.

Content Continues Below

After Sunday's loss, Brown responded to a tweet by a former Steelers public relations staffer who said he was successful thanks to Ben Roethlisberger. Brown tweeted, "Trade me let's find out."

The tweet gained national media attention, especially following Brown's argument with offensive coaches Sunday. He also left the locker room after the game without speaking to the media.

When asked about Brown’s tweet, Tomlin said he did not think it was appropriate to address it publicly. He said he had a lot of football things to talk about.

“It’s important that we understand our position and the light it shines on us,” Tomlin said about social media.

Tomlin was asked if Brown wanted to be traded. “No,” Tomlin said.

Brown's agent told Adam Schefter that his client does not want to be traded and was not at the Steelers practice facility Monday due to a personal matter.

TRENDING NOW: