The Pittsburgh Steelers are in dire need of some goodwill, because they seem to be paying for past sins in one offseason that has seen star WR Antonio Brown traded to the Oakland Raiders and star RB Le’Veon Bell sit out the entire year and eventually sign with the New York Jets.
The Denver Broncos wide receiver spent four seasons in Pittsburgh after being drafted by them in 2010, so he was right in the thick of things during the Brown-Roethlisberger era.
Sanders recently detailed a disturbing story about a contract negotiation he had with Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert back in 2014 that he would never forget.
Via 104.3 The Fan:
“The Steelers offered me a crappy deal. They offered me three years, $9 million, $1 million guaranteed. … I went into Colbert’s office and I told him I don’t want to take the deal. He looks at me, and he goes, ‘who do you think you are, Antonio Brown?’ … I wanted to say F you, but I got up and told him I’ll never forget that.”
Sanders would eventually get what he wanted when he inked a three-year, $15 million deal with Denver. He has since signed a three-year, $33 million extension and won a Super Bowl in the process.
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