Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown took a shot Sunday at former teammate, safety Ryan Clark, telling the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Clark’s comments a few months ago about players smoking marijuana along with other negative comments made by other teammates in the past have not helped the team and need to be banned in the future.
“That’s the type of things we need to get better at. When you see stuff like that happen repeatedly year after year — from a guy calling LaMarr Woodley out, from a guy that’s calling the team out for illegal uses of a substance — it just shows the lack of team camaraderie we had in the locker room, the lack of togetherness,” Brown told the paper.
Brown didn’t stop there and he took aim once again at Clark, who signed with the Washington Redskins this offseason.
“When you see things like that, it shows you how guys feel when they’re not part of the team anymore,” Brown said. “It’s a form of bitterness or taking a shot at the team because you’re not there anymore.”
We shall see where there goes from here, but Brown seems to be trying to take a leadership role now on the offensive side of the football. The negative comments certainly don’t help, but there have been worse things to go on in other locker rooms.
Clark won’t be shy about responding to Brown’s comments, so this should be fun to watch over the course of the next few weeks.
Phase One of the Steelers offseason program got underway last week and Brown was indeed present for that. The workouts will continue this week.