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Antonio Brown coins new nickname for himself

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 2/19/2019 Steve DelVecchio, Larry Brown Sports
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Antonio Brown is going to great lengths to encourage teams to speak with the Pittsburgh Steelers about trading for him, and that could include a bit of a branding change.

In a nearly 10-minute Instagram live video on Monday night, Brown urged contending teams with “guaranteed money” to get in touch with him. He also said he now wants to be known as “Mr. Big Chest” rather than “A.B.”

Interesting choice, right?

Of course, contacting Brown without permission would be considered tampering, as the star receiver is still under contract with the Steelers. Teams that are interested in him would, technically, have to contact Pittsburgh directly.

While there is no denying Brown’s talent and ability to produce, he appears to be hurting his own trade value more and more every day. If he only wants teams with guaranteed money to make a play for him, he seems to be implying he wants to be paid more. Brown is 30 and makes about $17 million a year, so it’s unlikely interested teams will want to restructure his contract in his favor.

In addition to the financial demands, Brown has reportedly scared at least one team off with his recent Twitter antics. He’s obviously trying to find the perfect situation for himself in 2019, but Brown probably isn’t doing himself any favors.

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