Antonio Brown's beef with Ben Roethlisberger was heated, sudden, and so avoidable

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  • Published on:  Thursday, April 11, 2019
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    Things between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger seemed fine.

    They had a connection envied by the rest of the league as Brown had the best four-year stretch by a wide receiver in the history of the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers were rolling as a result and always felt like a threat in the AFC, especially when considering Roethlisberger already having a pair of Super Bowl victories to his name.

    But early in 2017, the cracks began to show. After the quarterback failed to notice a wide-open Brown during a game against the Ravens, the receiver took his frustrations out on a water cooler. Instead of keeping things behind closed doors, Roethlisberger expressed his thoughts about the sideline outburst on the radio for all to hear. This would become a theme in their beef, as Pittsburgh’s signal-caller had used the tactic with other wide receivers, and would continue to voice his Brown-related opinions on 93.7 The Fan.

    It would become apparent that there weren’t many of his teammates that approved of this tactic, but the Steelers coaches and front office didn’t seem to mind. That only exacerbated the issues, and while Big Ben took to the radio, Brown took to Twitter to make himself known. With so much being aired out in the open, the speculation from the media grew and the players were peppered with questions about their relationship.

    They did their best to play nice, but by the end of 2018, it had snowballed into something that couldn’t be hidden. Brown was benched for their final game of the season after a spat at practice. It went off the rails from there in a way that all but guarantees we haven’t heard the end of it.

    Written and produced by Alex Rubenstein
    Shot by Jiazhen Zhang
    Edited by Jiazhen Zhang and Mike Das


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  • Min Pin
    Min Pin  yesterday

    I think his career is over anyways. I never did like the guy.

  • Min Pin
    Min Pin  yesterday

    Great video! Not sure why the white supremacy made it into the video. Is that because he is white and not being held accountable?

  • Leafs Fan
    Leafs Fan  yesterday

    One thing I do know is I wouldn’t want to be on the cover of madden

  • Steve Miller
    Steve Miller  2 days ago

    Who’s here after he just got thrown out of college ?

  • Lucky Lefty
    Lucky Lefty  3 days ago

    He's not coming back .. he's gone

  • Mark Halvorsen
    Mark Halvorsen  3 days ago

    Big Ben is a TERRIBLE teammate!!! I don’t blame AB at all. Steelers made a mistake by sticking w Ben instead of Bell and Brown. Ben is washed up.

  • Cjkavy
    Cjkavy  3 days ago +3

    God I never thought I’d sympathize with AB in my life ever.

  • Adrian lewis
    Adrian lewis  3 days ago

    I get brown but stfu and play... 🤦🏽‍♂️ u know how many men called me out my name while I was in the army?? I did that for crumbs..

  • DeAndre Beck
    DeAndre Beck  5 days ago

    Antonioni Brown is a diva. But Roethlisberger is also a giant douchebag!

  • zombietwinkies44
    zombietwinkies44  5 days ago

    Brown is not a good guy but damn ben you really need to learn how to lead

  • Michael Tamares
    Michael Tamares  5 days ago

    Who's here after he got released from driving Ms.Daisy

  • Michael Tamares
    Michael Tamares  5 days ago

    Who's here after Uber released him?

  • Michael Tamares
    Michael Tamares  5 days ago

    Who's here after his barber cut him from his shop?

  • Danny Edelman
    Danny Edelman  6 days ago

    Canton?? Bound???? You must be joking

  • Junk in the Front
    Junk in the Front  7 days ago

    So this video should have been titled "Ben Roethlisberger hit piece". Everybody has seen how AB acted but you don't blame him. Leveon Bell's issue was over money and money alone, to make it appear otherwise is disingenuous and he lost about 20 million or so that he'll never recoup. This video should have been titled "How two players threw away a combined total of 60 million dollars"

  • James S
    James S  7 days ago

    I feel you bro but wtf is up with that bleached mustache? Haha

  • Carlozz Morales
    Carlozz Morales  7 days ago

    Who’s here after Antonio Brown just signed with Barnum and Baileys Circus?

  • Sydney O'Bier
    Sydney O'Bier  7 days ago

    This was depressing to watch

  • bigbdizzle2
    bigbdizzle2  7 days ago

    This was released six months ago and AB is already six beefs separates from his one with Ben

  • Donovan Murphy
    Donovan Murphy  7 days ago

    This was the craziest beef of my lifetime