, In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs with the ball as Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Terrance Smith (48) defends in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers began the season saying they needed to avoid the drama that plagued them in 2017. And yet two weeks in the team is winless, Antonio Brown is frustrated and Le'Veon Bell is MIA. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
20 of September 2018 18:03:58
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown says he doesn't want to be traded and admitted he's got to do a better job of limiting distractions going forward.
Brown raised eyebrows in the aftermath of Pittsburgh's loss to Kansas City last Sunday when he skipped mandatory meetings on Monday for what he called personal reasons.
Brown also responded to criticism on social media by suggesting the team should trade him if it wants to find out how productive he can be when not playing with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Brown stressed Thursday he wants to remain with the club and that he's simply upset because Pittsburgh is winless through two games.
Though the team disciplined Brown for unspecified reasons, Brown said he expects to be on the field at the start of Monday's game in Tampa Bay.
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