By David Harrison
Some Buccaneers fans – and the Pewter Report – have been holding out hope Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell could feasibly find his way to Tampa Bay this off-season. Those chances seemed to take a bit of a hit on the chin when wide receiver Antonio Brown agreed to re-structure his contract to make room for Bell to stay with Pittsburgh.
If you’re like me, then when you heard the news the Steelers would be able to free-up money courtesy of Brown, you thought it was pretty much over for the Buccaneers and Bell.
However, at second glance, Brown’s agreeing to “help” the Steelers wasn’t really so much about keeping Bell as it was about getting his own money just a little bit faster.
According to NFL.com, the star receiver helped his team keep the stud running back by…..agreeing to paid over $9 Million up front. Before the season even begins. Restructured as a signing bonus. Gee, what a swell guy Brown is.
In all seriouseness, it does of course help his team and the added bonus of his receiving more than $9 Million in one check is a perk of doing business he shouldn’t turn down....