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Antonio Brown skipped the majority of the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ voluntary team activities, and on Tuesday at the team’s minicamp, he expressed his frustration in his dealings with the media and the constant scrutiny he faces in the public eye.
“You guys write the stories. I wake up to Google alerts. I’m constantly under pressure,” he told reporters, per Ray Fittipaldo of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I can’t go nowhere and work out by myself. Fans come meet me at the field. I can’t do anything normal. My mom and my kids see it. We have to deal with these types of things.”
“I started to think to myself, ‘Am I really free?'” he continued. “I can’t really express myself in this game. I can’t really tell you guys how I feel. You guys put pressure on me all the time. Am I really free? I … ask myself that in regards to taking away time from my kids. I had to get away to free my mind.”
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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