Antonio Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders on Saturday in alternate for a 3rd and fifth-round choose. The commerce was a very long time coming as Brown had beforehand expressed his discontent with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown had trashed the group on social media, notably quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he felt as if his management expertise have been missing. While Brown is comfortable to be with a brand new workforce, he made certain to thank the followers in Pittsburgh by buying some billboards with the message “Thank You Pittsburgh.”
In a press convention yesterday, Brown spoke to the younger Steelers followers and fered some phrases encouragement.
“To any child on the market from Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh will at all times be my household,” Brown stated. “Those guys gave me an opportunity once I was a 21-year-old child. Obviously, persons are listening to the issues which can be being stated and written. At the top the day, it is all about the way you make folks really feel. I believe I made folks really feel good and nice, actually impressed, the way in which they watched me work, the way in which they watched me play. I do know Steeler Nation is having a foul day right now, but it surely’s at all times love. I encourage each child who watched me work and was impressed by all the things I’ve finished. I hope I proceed to be a superb instance, proceed to be a superb position mannequin and proceed to encourage folks.”
Brown is becoming a member of a Raiders squad that went Four-12 final season.