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January 12, 2019, 10:58 pm

Sanders: WR Antonio Brown disrespected Steelers

Emmanuel Sanders believes Antonio Brown's days as a Steeler are over and he would wanted (related term) him in Denver despite his 'discourtesy' to his team earlier calling out Ben Roethlisberger's lack of leadership.

Sanders: WR Antonio Brown disrespected Steelers
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Just moments aft hearing NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport say the Denver Broncos mightiness be in line to commerce for Pittsburgh Steelers receiving system Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders was asked for his thoughts on the entire A.B. state of affairs.

Sanders pulled no punches as he delivered an unblinking dependable byte on NFL Game Day Morning in regards to his former teammate Brown earlier saying, with a grin, he would wanted (related term) beingness his teammate once more.

"It all dependables familiar," Sanders said of Brown's behavior. "But one state of affairs I will say, when Art Rooney came out and said that, it's beautiful much he's gone, because beingness about the Pittsburgh Steelers organisation, Art Rooney doesn't say too much, but when he says somestate of affairs, he means it. This state of affairs has truly, truly got out of hand. It's crazy, because I don't like to see, but I feel like Antonio brought it on himself. You cannot turn your back on your brothers, not on the Pittsburgh Steelers organisation that gave you an chance to make you who you are in terms of Antonio Brown the football game player. And so for you to leave of absence on a Wednesday and then have your causal agent call on a Sunday is the crowning discourtesy to the Pittsburgh Steelers organisation."

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Sanders, who played four seasons with Pittsburgh earlier joining the Broncos, also offered up some compelling thoughts on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's perceived discourtesy and lack of leadership.

Sanders' thoughts that Brown's departure from Pittsburgh is impending are shared by many as Rapoport had just reported that the Broncos were among a handful of teams that could be possible commerce options. Despite his harsh words, Sanders was plenty happy to oblige a possible future transaction.

"I don't like this state of affairs," Sanders said, "but I hear the Broncos, so hey, hey what's up A.B. Come on, man."

While Brown has remained silent since not playing in Pittsburgh's season finale, much has been speculated about friction with Roethlisberger, who's long been outspoken outside of the locker room. One particular incident during the season came when Roethlisberger said he wanted to throw to JuJu Smith-Schuster on every down with the game on the line. On this, Sanders was breastate of affairs fire once again to conclude the segment.

"To me, all of that is discourtesyful. I would take all of that as discourtesy. I remember talking to Mike Wallace, and me and Mike Wallace used to talk about this state of affairs. I said if Ben called me out on a radio show, the next day I would literally walk up to him in the locker room and say, 'Hey man, don't do that, keep my name out of your mouth,'" Sanders said. "You're the leader of this team; be a leader. That's the reason why my comments, when I first became a Denver Bronco and I said Peyton Manning was a far better leader than Ben Roethlisberger, that's the reason why all that now is coming to fruition. I don't lie, I don't hate anybody, I just speak the truth and that's the truth."

With one year remaining on his Broncos contract, Sanders is set to return to a Broncos team that will have a new coach in Vic Fangio and perhaps a new standout wideout. If his torn Achilles doesn't heal up, it became beautiful clear on Saturday he definitely has a second career on the small screen.

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