Brown flew in on the black chopper, along with his children. He landed in a patch of grass near the Steelers facility before talking with reporters.
The flight lasted about 15 minutes, flying from Pine-Richland High School to the Steelers’ training camp site.
Brown said he didn’t want to make a statement with the entrance, but just “wanted to be on time and ready to go.”
Despite Brown saying that he didn’t want to make a statement, the helicopter ride tops his previous high-profile arrivals at training camp. In 2013 he arrived in a Rolls-Royce. In 2015 he came in a Mercedes van. In 2015, Brown arrived in a Steelers-themed Rolls-Royce Phantom. He brought a different Steelers Rolls-Royce to training camp in 2016, before going retro in 2017.
Last preseason, Brown came to camp in a 1931 Rolls-Royce, complete with a chauffeur.
“I thought if I pulled up in the chopper, you guys [reporters] would think it was pretty cool,” Brown said. “I did it for you guys, you’re welcome.”
Brown, 30, is entering his ninth season. He has been named an All-Pro for four consecutive seasons. He led the league with 1,533 yards — despite playing in 14 games — during his 2017 campaign. Brown is due a $7.8 million base salary with an additional $6 million roster bonus this season from the Steelers.