Trouble in Pittsburgh: Antonio Brown fails to show up for team meetings

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to a pretty bad start in 2018.

They tied with the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 and were torched by the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes, who threw six touchdowns in Week 2. Le'Veon Bell is still missing from the team and now to add to the troubles, star wideout Antonio Brown seems disgruntled.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Brown did not show up to work on Monday, one day after he appeared upset on the sideline and left the locker room in a hurry following the Steelers' 42-37 loss to the Chiefs.

Cameras caught Brown visibly upset talking to offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner during the game on Sunday:

Brown's mysterious absence may not be just a one-time occurrence. On Monday, Brown responded to a tweet from a former Steelers employee who suggested the All-Pro wideout wouldn't be as successful without QB Ben Roethlisberger.

It's not clear if coach Mike Tomlin had excused Brown's absence, but according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, several sources indicated that they didn't know why Brown was missing for team meetings and film review.

Brown received 17 targets on Sunday but recorded just nine catches for 67 yards. The Steelers at 0-1-1, have been one of the bigger disappointments in the NFL this season, and with Bell already missing, they certainly can't afford to have their other star upset as well.