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Antonio Brown has reportedly scared off at least one team with critical tweets

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Antonio Brown has clearly been using social media as a means of trying to pressure the Pittsburgh Steelers into trading him, but it’s fair to wonder if those antics could backfire on the star wide receiver.

In his weekly column for NBC Sports, Peter King said he has been told that at least one team has been scared off by the controversial tweets Brown sent over the past week or so. While that could be strategy from a team that actually wants to trade for the veteran wideout, it would not be a surprise if certain teams would prefer to not deal with the headache and the salary Brown is owed.

Brown wants the Steelers to trade him, but he is making that more difficult by taking his issues public. Interested teams know it is highly unlikely that Pittsburgh will bring him back in 2019, which means they could try to acquire him for pennies on the dollar.

As for which tweets have turned at least one potential trade partner off, it could be the recent ones Brown sent about his conflict with Ben Roethlisberger. If there’s a belief that Brown has trouble getting along with his coach and quarterback, that probably hurts his trade value as well.

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