Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rooney Ii, Wr to Talk in Florida Team President Sought Meeting

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rooney Ii, Wr to Talk in Florida Team President Sought Meeting

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Antonio Brown not only is ready to break his silence with the Steelers, he will meet with president Art Rooney II in Florida, according to a report.

Rooney, during a planned weekend trip to his second home on Florida's east coast, according to a source, was hoping to meet with Brown, who lives in the Miami area.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported that Brown had no plans to meet with Rooney but later wrote that he will meet with Rooney, "showing respect to the man in charge," according to his sources.

Brown had not talked to any Steelers official or coach since the wide receiver was benched for the season finale against Cincinnati after he skipped out on practices that week and refused to have an MRI exam as the team requested.

He has since, through agent Drew Rosenhaus, asked for a trade and posted a goodbye to Steelers fans. …

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