The biggest story of the NFL season at this very moment should be the teams that are actually going to play in the postseason in a few days, but that is not the case.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown’s name has been trending for the last 24 hours after a scathing report revealed he actually missed a crucial Week 17 game vs. the Bengals, not because he was hurt, but because he had been skipping practices and getting into it with Ben Roethlisberger.
That set up a perfect storm for trolls to make their move on social media.
Complex, the pop culture media outlet, immediately jumped on a story that Brown had requested to be traded amid the controversy of his team. The problem with that story is that they used a fake Adam Schefter account in their published piece.
Even though they used a fake source, there was plenty of buzz around the net showing that Brown actually requested, not demanded, to be traded from the team.
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