Earlier this offseason, the Buffalo Bills seemed to be closing in on a trade for then-Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. The Steelers seemed ready to send Brown to the Bills, until Brown reportedly killed the deal because he had no desire to play in Buffalo.
Apparently, that wasn’t the first time Brown shot down the Bills.
Back during the 2010 NFL Draft, Buffalo placed a call to Brown to let him know that it would be selecting him in the sixth round, but Brown ignored the call.
The reason? Because Pittsburgh had called him at the same time.
The Bills planned on using the 192nd pick on him, but the Steelers were selecting three picks later. Because Brown did not answer the Bills’ phone call, Buffalo did not take him, and Pittsburgh scooped up a steal at No. 195, per NFL reporter Dov Kleiman.
The rest is history.