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Antonio Brown’s Week 17 Drama Led Peter King To Take WR Off His All-Pro Ballot

The longtime football writer, who currently works for NBC Sports, went on “PFT Live” on Friday morning to talk about, among other things, the situation involving Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
The wideout made news last week when he was made inactive prior to a must-win game for the Steelers after a reported incident with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Earlier this week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the decision to sit Brown came after he went off the radar Friday into Saturday.
For all of his issues real or perceived, Brown remains a generational wideout and this season was no different.
He caught 104 passes for nearly 1,300 yards with a league-leading 15 touchdowns in just 15 games.
“Outrageous to the point that when I submitted (my ballot) on Monday before any of this happened, Antonio Brown was one of the three receivers I listed on the team along with (DeAndre) Hopkins and Tyreek Hill.
“And when this happened, I sent an email to the AP, I said I may change my ballot.
I have until Wednesday at noon, hang on.
“If a guy takes 6 percent of his season and purposely flushes it down the toilet, I can’t vote for him for anything.
King repeatedly insisted that Hall of Fame voters are urged to base their vote strictly on football and a player performed on the field.

Peter King takes his football voting privileges seriously. Very seriously. Like, maybe just a little too seriously.

The longtime football writer, who currently works for NBC Sports, went on “PFT Live” on Friday morning to talk about, among other things, the situation involving Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

The wideout made news last week when he was made inactive prior to a must-win game for the Steelers after a reported incident with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Earlier this week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the decision to sit Brown came after he went off the radar Friday into Saturday.

Asked whether he thought Brown — who may or may not want to be traded — quit on the team, Tomlin simply replied with “you can describe it however you want to describe it.”

As for King, he recently filled out his AP All-Pro ballot and originally had Brown listed as a first-team selection. For all of his issues real or perceived, Brown remains a generational wideout and this season was no different. He caught 104 passes for nearly 1,300 yards with a league-leading 15 touchdowns in just 15 games.

However, as King learned more about the Brown saga, he had a change of heart, he told Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

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