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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Makes Strong Statement While Speaking To Media

Antonio Brown flexing his biceps.

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after making a catch in the second half against the New York Jets during the game on September 16, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Jets 27-10. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

This entire season has been a strange one for the Pittsburgh Steelers so far, and superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown has been at the center of controversy over the last few days.

After the team's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Brown responded to a former Steelers PR employee who said that the receiver has only been successful because of Ben Roethlisberger.

The response, which quickly went viral: "trade me."

Brown was trying to make a point, saying that his value is only wrapped up in who is throwing the ball to him, than he should be traded to prove that theory. He doesn't actually want to go elsewhere, but agent Drew Rosenhaus had to do damage control nevertheless.

On Monday, Brown didn't show up to the team's facility, adding to air of uncertainty around his future with the Steelers.

Antonio Brown is back now though, and today he spoke to the media about his frustrations.

He says none of it is about his workload, or other individual things. He's just mad that the team isn't playing well.

From ESPN's Jeremy Fowler:

Tactics aside, most Steeler fans would probably agree with Brown on that one.

The team tied the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, and lost last week. Pittsburgh get another tough match-up on Monday night, against Ryan Fitzpatrick and the red hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers.