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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Report: Antonio Brown frustrated with Steelers over personal trainer’s access

Antonio Brown

What do Antonio Brown and Tom Brady have in common? A lot more than most of us thought, apparently.

Brown has clearly been irritated with the way things are going in Pittsburgh this season, and Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was able to shed some new light on the reasons why on Sunday. According to La Canfora, Brown’s frustration stems back to training camp when Steelers coach Mike Tomlin decided the star wide receiver’s personal trainer and personal social media manager could no longer have direct access to the team.

Brown is said to have had “constant access” to his personal entourage, including during practice sessions. When his trainer clashed with Pittsburgh’s strength staff, Brown was informed that the access of his inner circle would be limited. One Steelers source told La Canfora that that conversation with Brown took place right before Brown returned to Pittsburgh to be evaluated for an “undisclosed injury,” and the belief is that he may have been angry that his associates were kicked out of camp.

The situation sounds a lot like what happened with Brady and his body coach, Alex Guerrero, last season. Bill Belichick reportedly took away Guerrero’s access to the team, though a compromise has seemingly been reached this year and Guerrero has been spotted traveling with the New England Patriots again.

Brown created all kinds of drama for the Steelers last week with a controversial tweet and an unexcused absence, but he insists he is just focused on winning. From the way it sounds, he and Tomlin are not on great terms.

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