Steelers news: Antonio Brown arrest warrant, Allen Robinson jersey number, and more
By Tommy Jaggi
The NFL Draft is pretty much all that is on the minds of football fans these days, and with coverage starting on Thursday, we will soon get our yearly fix. The Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their pre-draft visit list and Omar Khan and Andy Weidl are likely putting the finishing touches on their draft board.
This week's Steelers news was dominated by a surprising trade for former Pro Bowl receiver, Allen Robinson. However, one of the NFL's all-time biggest divas is making headlines for all the wrong reasons yet again. Here's the latest Steelers news.
On Friday afternoon, TMZ Sports reported that a judge has ordered police to arrest former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Antonio Brown. This order comes after Brown has unpaid child support.
This would hardly be the first time that Antonio Brown has had a run-in with the law. There have been numerous incidents over the years and this is just AB's latest escapade. According to the report, Brown could be released from custody if he pays $30,000 (which is to be applied to his child support). So far, Brown has not commented on the matter.
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In more light-hearted Steelers news, Allen Robinson officially became a member of the team on Friday, as the seventh-round pick-swap trade was processed. At the same time, the veteran wide receiver picked his new jersey number. He will be switching from number 1 in Los Angeles to number 11 in Pittsburgh.
Robinson will not only be wearing Chase Claypool's old jersey number, but he could be taking on a very similar role in Pittsburgh as the 'big' slot. With George Pickens as the 'Z' receiver and Diontae Johnson assuming the 'X' role, Robinson is expected to see a bulk of his action in three-receiver sets where he can use his shore hands (just a 2.2 percent drop rate since 2020) and catch-in-traffic ability to help QB Kenny Pickett over the middle of the field.
On April 21st, the NFL suspended a total of five players for violations of the NFL gambling policy, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. These included Lions' Quintez Cephus, CJ Moore, and Stanley Berryhill. Commanders pass rusher, Shaka Toney, was also among them. However, the most notable name on the list was Lions WR Jameson Williams.
Williams was the 12th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Despite suffering an ACL tear in the National Championship game before entering the pre-draft process, Williams still went high in the draft but didn't see his first NFL action until Week 12 as a rookie. Williams and Berryhill are suspended for 6 games while Cephus, Moore, and Toney are suspended indefinitely (at least one year).