The ugly situation in Pittsburgh is a bit personal for longtime Steelers d-lineman Cameron Heyward. The two-time Pro Bowler has spoken out about the Antonio Brown
Rumors broke this week that Brown requested a trade from the Steelers after an "ugly" altercation with QB Ben Roethlisberger and head coach Mike Tomlin before Pittsburgh's NFL regular-season finale last weekend.
After dealing with the drama for the last few days, Heyward called out Antonio Brown for separating himself from the team, saying that the star wideout "let his brothers down."
The Brown saga is still ongoing, and with teammates from past and present calling him out, it's hard to picture any manner of reconciliation at this point.
The Steelers are currently in a mess. After the Le'Veon Bell contract situation boiled over into the regular season, and now with Brown away from the team, the Steelers need to get things under control before things get any worse.
With the Steelers now missing their two most dynamic offensive stars -- hey, remember Le'Veon Bell?!? -- the rest of the team has bunkered in and insisted on pushing forward by sticking together.
"We all want ‘A.B.' here but to be a part of this team you can't do that. You don't let your brothers down. I'm sure Kevin (Colbert), coach Tomlin will be talking to him but going forward that's unacceptable. We all gotta be there." -- Cam Heyward on WDVE #Steelers— Chase Williams WPXI (@chasepwilliams) January 2, 2019
If the Steelers want to get ready to make a push back into the playoffs come 2019, the locker room culture must first be sorted out. If longtime players like Cam Heyward are publicly calling out the franchise's star receiver without reservation, then it might really be time to move on. In short order, there may indeed be no other choice.