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Antonio Brown Thanks Fans in Pittsburgh by Buying Ads on Local Billboards

Former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is giving Steelers fans a fond farewell via an electronic billboard, too little too late, but an interesting gesture none the less.

The wide out, who was dealt to the Oakland Raiders early Friday, had a good-bye on various electronic billboards around Pittsburgh with the message “Thank You Pittsburgh, AB 84.”

The billboard spots were actually purchased by Brown himself, and went live Wednesday evening, the same day that Brown had his introductory news conference with the Raiders in Oakland.

The receiver did say good things about his old city in his first presser in Oakland on Wednesday.

“To any kid out there from Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh will always be my family,” Brown said. “Those guys gave me a chance when I was a 21-year-old kid. Obviously, people are listening to the things that are being said and written. At the end of the day, it’s all about how you make people feel.

“I think I made people feel good and great, really inspired, the way they watched me work, the way they watched me play. I know Steeler Nation is having a bad day today, but it’s always love.”



  1. Dave B.

    March 14, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Let me make this very clear . Antonio Brown is a scumbag , that publicly trashed his owner , his coach and his quarterback all in an attempt to get himself traded and get a new contract . This was his plan going all the way back to training camp last year . This guy is in it strictly for the money . He couldnt care less about wins and Super Bowls . Its all about stats and how many catches he makes on Sunday . Dont believe me ? Watch his press confrence introducing him to the fans . When asked point blank what his goal is , he states I want to catch Jerry Rice . He didnt say I want to bring a championship back to Oakland or help his team to a Super Bowl , it was about him and his stats . Why , ? Because thats who he is , Its about paychecks and how many balls that are getting thrown his way . The Steelers and the fans are much better off without him .

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