The Pittsburgh Steelers were likely in no mood to talk about anything after their 33-3 loss to the New England Patriots last night. So they were especially unwilling to talk about newly-minted Patriots wide receiver and former Steeler Antonio Brown.
Speaking to the media after the game, Steelers lineman Ramon Foster asked that people not ask him about Brown – ever again.
“Please don’t ever ask me about him again. I ask that respectfully,” he said.
Foster was just as unwilling to talk about Brown and his new team as Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. When asked by the media about the move, Big Ben replied, “Whatever.”
Ramon Foster on AB: “Please don’t ever ask me about him again. I ask that respectfully.” #Steelers
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) September 9, 2019
Brown joined the Patriots over the weekend on a one-year deal after forcing his way out of the Oakland Raiders. Oakland acquired Brown in a trade with the Steelers in exchange for a pair of draft picks.
But he quickly proved to be a bit of a problem child with the Raiders. Controversy and disagreements with the team persisted throughout the summer. The two sides finally divorced after a heated confrontation between Brown and general manager Mike Mayock.
Brown was fined by the team and demanded his release, to which the Raiders acquiesced.
Though the Patriots picked Brown up on Saturday, he was not eligible to play against the Steelers on Sunday.
If Brown plans on playing against his former team this season, it would only be in the playoffs.