Watch: James Harrison, Antonio Brown tease ‘exclusive interview’
The drama surrounding Antonio Brown has hit full tilt, and it’s about to get amped up even more thanks to an “exclusive interview” the disgruntled wide receiver is apparently set to do with former Pittsburgh Steelers icon James Harrison.
In a video posted to Instagram at approximately 12:45 ET, the two pals tease what should be a bombshell back-and-forth.
“Stay tuned, we about to do this big interview,” Brown says in the video, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“We’re going to drop the exclusive, I got it first right here with my boy,” Harrison says. “Get ready.”
Antonio Brown about to have an "exclusive interview" with former #Steelers LB James Harrison. [Via Instagram]— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 2, 2019
James Harrison has been highly critical of Mike Tomlin.pic.twitter.com/uZhLDXliHr
Interestingly, the timing of the video came near the end of Mike Tomlin’s Brown-centric press conference, which can be heard in the posted footage. Tomlin essentially stated in said presser that Brown quit on the Steelers last week, among other unflattering things.
Brown has not addressed the drama surrounding how he was benched for the Steelers’ season finale against the Bengals after skipping practice. Browns is also alleged to have had a run-in with Ben Roethlisberger as well.
Conflicting reports have since emerged whether or not Brown formally requested a trade but Brown’s antics left some of his teammates clearly disappointed, including team leader Cam Heyward.
Brown has yet to comment publicly on the situation, although he did offer up a cryptically timed tweet during Tomlin’s press conference.
Happy New Year. Be great. pic.twitter.com/QLna1LRncL— Antonio Brown (@AB84) January 2, 2019
Brown’s silence on the subject presumably will come to an end shortly, assuming Harrison — a frequent and outspoken critic of Tomlin, it merits noting — releases footage of the “exclusive interview” sooner rather than later.