2-minute Drill: Tomlin Says Brown Skipped Meetings so Playing Wasn’t an Option; Pens Rout Rangers

| January 3, 2019

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  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said receiver Antonio Brown did not play against the Cincinnati Bengals because Tomlin never talked to his All-Pro receiver after Friday and decided to keep him out of the game when he failed to show for two important meetings on Saturday.
  • Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their seventh straight game with a 7-2 victory against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
  • Mike Tomlin didn’t shut the door on a return of Le’Veon Bell to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But he didn’t exactly go out of his way to embrace the idea, either.
  • Penguins’ Sidney Crosby planning to attend NHL All-Star Game.
  • One of Penn State football’s starting offensive guards, Connor McGovern, announced on Wednesday that he would be forgoing his senior season and declaring for the 2019 NFL draft.

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