Here's a weird one. But it's the NFL, so every third thing, give or take, is weird.
It is a former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver, a current Steelers receiver, and a genetic disorder.
Santonio Holmes goes where he should not
During a radio interview in August, former Pittsburgh recipient Santonio Holmes revealed that Antonio Brown wears the sickle cell feature; Holmes & # 39; s son has sickle cell anemia, and Holmes casually mentioned that Brown also has the gene.
Steelers fans in particular are aware of the sickle cell due to the safety of Ryan Clark. In 2012, when Pittsburgh played in Denver against the Denver Broncos, Clark did not play because he has sickle cells. In Clark's case, he was severely affected by the increase in October 2007. When Clark and the Steelers played in Denver, he got severe pain in his left side, became seriously ill, and had his spleen and gallbladder removed. It ended his season.
While about 8 percent of African Americans carry the sickle cell property, many suffer no adverse effects. Clark's episode from 2007 was relatively rare.
Brown is not happy
The Steelers play in Denver on Sunday and coach Mike Tomlin was reminded of the Clark situation on Tuesday and asked if current players in the squad had sickle cells. Tomlin did not answer.
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On Friday, the reporters asked Brown what Holmes had said, and he got angry.
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Brown had played in Denver before
but Brown may have had a sickle cell feature, but not all have attacks like Clark.
The All-Pro receiver has played twice in Denver before: in January 2012 during the playoffs, when he had five catches for 70 yards, and at the season opener in 2012, when he had four catches for 74 yards.
He did not play there during the 2015 division round because he had suffered a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.
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