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Report: Dan Pompei The Lone Media Member To Not Vote Steelers WR Antonio Brown An All-Pro

Thanks to a Friday evening report by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, we now know who the one voter was that kept Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown from being a unanimous Associated Press first-team All-Pro selection.

According to Smith’s report, the guilty individual was Dan Pompei, who voted for wide receivers Dez Bryant and Jordy Nelson over Brown.

The Associated Press All-Pro team is voted on by the 50 members of the media. Pompei, who now apparently writes for Bleacher Report, is one of 44 members on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors board and one of nine members on the seniors committee.

While Bryant and Nelson both had great season, neither cracked the 100 reception mark in 2014. Brown on the other hand, had 129 receptions and that was the second-most ever recorded in a single-season in the history of the league.

Brown also led the league in receiving yards with 1698 and his 13 touchdown receptions tied him for second in the league with Nelson behind Bryant, who had 16.

As unsound as it might be, Id really like to hear Pompei’s reasoning for leaving Brown off of his ballot being as he was the only one of 50 voters to do so. Did he not watch any Steelers games this season? Brown put up his fantastic numbers in 2014 mostly playing opposite Markus Wheaton and rookie Martavis Bryant. Teams did their best to stop him all season and they failed miserably at it.

If you would like to voice your displeasure at Pompei, you can do so on Twitter at @danpompei. Now that his name is out there, I truly believe he needs to explain the reasons why he chose not to vote for Brown.

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