In what’s been the year of distractions for the Black and Gold to this point, there was yet another one on Sunday after the teams’ gutsy win over the Chiefs in Kansas City 19-13.
The distraction was started when there was a report that wide out Martavis Bryant wanted to be traded due to the lack of catches by the big play wide out this season.
Mind you this is the guy the team stood by while he was suspended all of last season.
Anyway, Bryant tweeted out the report is wrong, and that he’d like to stay with the team – “I am happy to be a steeler and can’t wait to reach number 7 this year,” he tweeted Sunday evening.
Today the wide out told the Steelers official site that he WOULD like to be traded – to an NBA team.
Yes, the wide out says he’d like to get traded to the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors – obviously joking and trying to add a little humor to the situation.
Here’s what he told the Steelers site today.
“No, I am good to go,” said Bryant when directly asked if he requested a trade. “I clarified it last night on my Twitter. I am happy to be here. As far as me getting traded, I would like to get traded to the (Golden State) Warriors.”
Coach Mike Tomlin said today that he’s been chatting with Bryant about the situation, and seems at ease about the wide out and doesn’t seem worried about any requests he has or hasn’t made.
“I’ve had good, fluid communication with Martavis throughout this process, like I have with all of the other players. He was a big contributor to our efforts on Sunday,” Tomlin said.
“He was excited like everyone else. I don’t know where these reports come from. Sometimes they come from family members or people close to them, sometime they might come from agents. I don’t judge him or my relationship with him based on things said by others. He appears to be happy and focused, so it’s a non-issue for us.”
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