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PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown started off relatively normal.
To the extent that arguably the best receiver in the sport ever is, anyway. Brown said he decided to skip the six organized team activities (OTAs) practices that he did to get his mind right, spend time with his family and get away from the game. He’s typically a consistent attendee of the voluntary sessions.
Brown did show up for Tuesday’s mandatory minicamp. And as he did, he discussed his issues with perceived pressure placed on him by the media, some of his social media postings and fans showing up to his private training sessions in public spaces he documents on social media.
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“I needed a little … time with myself to just keep my mind right. The game require a lot of mental happiness. The older you get, the more you start thinking about the things that are important. I got five kids, a lot of family. What’s left to do for me playing the game is winning a championship. I had to take a little time to spend time with my family and see what was important for me.”
“I’m not trying to make no assumptions on the rules of the guys who make us do OTAs. I’ve doing them since I’ve been here. This past time, this was a good time to get away and take time for myself and get my mind right.”