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

  • Published: 11 April 2019
  • For more Pennsylvania-based quarterback-wide receiver beef, check out the episode starring Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens

    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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Comments • 2 082

  • 54321FUCKYOU2
    54321FUCKYOU2  42 minutes back

    Damn Ben got fat.

    • J Baran
      J Baran  2 hours back

      This Week, on Days of our Steelers.

      • Jozef Najjar
        Jozef Najjar  14 hours back

        A lot of ppl calling ab clown, but honestly after i watched this vid ben started this whole thing. Yes ab did exagerate, but he also deserved to be mad after what ben did to him

        • jack rasberry
          jack rasberry  17 hours back

          AB may be the wrong guy, but Ben is a rapist so i’m team AB.

          • ToxicYT _
            ToxicYT _  23 hours back

            Super Bowl extra large 😂

            • Brian K
              Brian K  3 days back

              I’m glad this does not gloss over the sexual assault perpetrated by Rapeistberger. Seems like he gets a pass by the mainstream press on that. His handlers got him married shortly after that, so that he didn’t appear as such a scumbag to the public.

              • Will's Football Channel

                Y is Antonio on the raiders then?

                • John Gaskill
                  John Gaskill  3 days back

                  On this episode of days of our steelers.

                  • Dean Reedy
                    Dean Reedy  3 days back

                    As a bengals fan, I’m glad this happened. Now we get to lose to the browns

                    • deez Nuts
                      deez Nuts  4 days back

                      Ugly ugly ass face

                      • PSU Wrestling
                        PSU Wrestling  5 days back

                        Ben is an accused rapist, AB is an accused woman hitter and kid killer.

                        • Ricky G
                          Ricky G  7 days back

                          This is Why ben will never win a SB because he rather throw the ball to someone that ain't open then throw the ball too AB and make ab look good smh ben self fish

                          • Mørbïd øøf
                            Mørbïd øøf  1 weeks back

                            I can't wait to see how "good" ab does with Oakland

                            • julianthehero64
                              julianthehero64  1 weeks back

                              Ok so I met a player that went to the high school I am currently going to. He went there 4 years ago and got drafted to the Steelers this year. He said that Big Ben doesn't bother to make friends with most of the rookies because he feels that most of them will be gone. Big Ben also told a rookie to switch his number because he thought he was disrespecting Heath Miller. This should just show how he is a terrible leader.

                              • Nightmare Terror211
                                Nightmare Terror211  1 weeks back

                                Thats why they always got knocked out by the PATS

                                • Mr.boogie-man88
                                  Mr.boogie-man88  1 weeks back

                                  Well,they don’t haft to fight anymore cause AB on the raiders now 😂😂 job is done 😂😂

                                  • Letsgoflyerzzzz
                                    Letsgoflyerzzzz  1 weeks back

                                    2 entitled douchebags. Both so perfect for Pittsburgh.

                                    • Fistof Heavens
                                      Fistof Heavens  1 weeks back

                                      2018: madden curse LMFAOOOO

                                      • Lost comment
                                        Lost comment  1 weeks back

                                        LMFAO SUPERBOWL EXTRA LARGE? WTFFF

                                      • Styie-
                                        Styie-  1 weeks back

                                        Players should call teammates out only to an extent

                                        • Kieran Law
                                          Kieran Law  2 weeks back

                                          I can't wait til Ben gets broken down and traded or released and then completely shits the bed in his last 2-3 years, damaging his rapist legacy.

                                          • Ivan Darko
                                            Ivan Darko  2 weeks back

                                            I don't know about you guys but I think what's worse is the RAPING!

                                            • netkhuna
                                              netkhuna  2 weeks back


                                              • FilmMaker
                                                FilmMaker  2 weeks back

                                                They are both divas 🙄

                                                • taco bell
                                                  taco bell  2 weeks back

                                                  as a charger fan I'm glad we didn't draft him in 2006 even tho he won a sb that year i would rather have philip rivers cause he tore his acl or something in 2007 but he still played in the afc championship game we still lost but it was a close game

                                                  • Sinclair Sweet Science
                                                    Sinclair Sweet Science  2 weeks back

                                                    Raiders fans love brown now but let’s wait til week 7 when their 3-4 and he’s throwing tantrums on the sidelines

                                                    • Devon Williams
                                                      Devon Williams  2 weeks back

                                                      @Josiah Saintius Agreed, I'd say a solid 0-7

                                                    • Josiah Saintius
                                                      Josiah Saintius  2 weeks back

                                                      Sinclair Sweet Science 3-4 is quite a generous prediction for the Raiders record through their first 7 games

                                                  • Gabe Albino
                                                    Gabe Albino  2 weeks back

                                                    Patrick was happy when he said big ketchup bottle

                                                    • Captain Me
                                                      Captain Me  2 weeks back

                                                      Pause at 25 seconds and look at Ben’s pin

                                                      • Tristan Damosso
                                                        Tristan Damosso  2 weeks back

                                                        AB is goat just wait and watch what he does for the shitty raiders

                                                        • Daniel
                                                          Daniel  2 weeks back

                                                          If your from pgh you know its AB that's the problem/ Diva. Showing up at training camp in a helicopter. Day of game getting pulled over for going 100+ mph in 45 zone. Don't forget in playoffs, his live Facebook incident. He has always been a problem. Plus, Ben has a history of making wide receivers pro bowlers. How many Super bowls did we win w/ Brown. 0.

                                                          • sixsixsix
                                                            sixsixsix  2 weeks back

                                                            Lol Rodgers complains about his rookie wrs and gets destroyed by the media because he's a "bad leader", yet big Ben throws his teammates under the bus and no one says anything about it

                                                            • Emilio Salaiz
                                                              Emilio Salaiz  2 weeks back

                                                              Bruh that last pass in Denver was your fault big Ben 😂 if a linemen picks it off that was your fault for throwing a shitty pass that didn't get know where near brown 😂😂😂

                                                              • Asmr Addicted
                                                                Asmr Addicted  2 weeks back

                                                                I hope they both fail

                                                                • Cameron Holt
                                                                  Cameron Holt  2 weeks back

                                                                  Antonio Brown is a snake

                                                                  • Xxxx Soto
                                                                    Xxxx Soto  2 weeks back


                                                                    • WCTA Chicago underground sound

                                                                      I don't care about the steelers, but didn't Brown air out problems by having a temper tantrum on live TV before Ben talked about it on the radio?

                                                                      • Joey Paladino
                                                                        Joey Paladino  2 weeks back

                                                                        You are wrong I am a Steelers fan and I know what happened

                                                                        • JD
                                                                          JD  2 weeks back

                                                                          Honestly, I don't watch football. I know the bare minimum about it. But at 1:48; you can't get more open than that. And the fact the QB didn't pass him the ball would've pissed me off as coach.

                                                                          I always thought your wide receivers were always the first players you look at to pass the ball to?

                                                                          • Olivia Haynes
                                                                            Olivia Haynes  2 weeks back

                                                                            Ben worthless cheeseburger

                                                                            • FungiRy91
                                                                              FungiRy91  2 weeks back

                                                                              Bottom line is Ben never should have went to the radio to vent about Brown and Brown never should have responded or even acknowledged it publicly. Both sides were in the wrong at one point or another. Media didn't do either any favors either.

                                                                              • open2626
                                                                                open2626  2 weeks back

                                                                                Seriously? You think Steelers' owners, coaches and players are all wrong and AB is right? Wow!

                                                                                Can't wait for the next season! You'll see who was "right" and who was "wrong"! AB and LB are nothing without 10 other guys around them! Now they have 10 guys that aren't as good as the ones they had in Pitt! Good Luck!

                                                                                Go Steelers!

                                                                              • Sebastian McGriff
                                                                                Sebastian McGriff  2 weeks back

                                                                                Nothing is avoidable in sports when the egos are huge. It was inevitable. A beef from egos that are the product of success. Too much success isn't good. Patriots don't have lasting egos or beefs because their team gets overturned every 3 years.

                                                                                • Nathan Manies
                                                                                  Nathan Manies  2 weeks back

                                                                                  “This is the internet where nothing is forever”

                                                                                  • Randall Jewart
                                                                                    Randall Jewart  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Don’t forget ab live streaming after losing the afc championship

                                                                                    • Ken Cranston
                                                                                      Ken Cranston  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I'm going to miss the fuck out of you AB. I wish you nothing but success and luck for the rest of your career and ventures.

                                                                                      • Vital Solar
                                                                                        Vital Solar  2 weeks back

                                                                                        grind and shine

                                                                                        • Bird Doug
                                                                                          Bird Doug  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Win Super Bowls and make calls. Be a bitch and get treated like one and above all else, say your a victim in the face of adversity; apparently that’s the way to succeed and get ahead.

                                                                                          • tommy
                                                                                            tommy  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Guess you forgot to report the time when AB recorded the coach and players in the locker room.