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

  • Published on Apr 11, 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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  • Coach B
    Coach B Hour ago

    Good video

  • magiesq
    magiesq Hour ago

    Its not all on AB, Ben has been given too much power. Can't play with grown men like that and play victim. Stop talking about your teammates to outside people. Its like family, you don't discuss family matters to the AB is considered this bad egg when really it COULD be other things.

  • T M
    T M 3 hours ago

    Who's here after the Steelers have started 0-2?

  • Fabian Kennedy
    Fabian Kennedy 10 hours ago


  • Dr Cyan
    Dr Cyan 17 hours ago

    Antonio Clown

  • MassacMongo99
    MassacMongo99 18 hours ago

    Ben doesn't need to air team problems BUT I was never in a huddle where a WR "wasn't open"

  • Gandalf the gray

    Crazy how ben pushed away alot of good receivers

  • jjmah7
    jjmah7 Day ago +2

    I see this video is trending again, can’t imagine why...🙄

  • Emiliano Zapata
    Emiliano Zapata Day ago +1

    7:34 well that did not age well😂

  • ciales boy
    ciales boy Day ago

    Now AB getting accused of sexual assault payback?

  • Nehemiah
    Nehemiah Day ago +1

    Go Patriots! Go AB!!!

  • bbc
    bbc Day ago

    Who's here after AB was acused of rape

  • James Cobb
    James Cobb Day ago +1

    On topic: This video has gotten a lot more interesting since AB signed with the Patriots.

    Off topic: Good God! Those ugly-ass all-orange Bronco jerseys. WHY!? Stick with white or blue pants with the orange jerseys.

  • Uncle Elmer
    Uncle Elmer Day ago

    Very well done history. But let's face it, Ben as well as the Steelers leadership allowed AB to do whatever he wanted including not running the correct routes which caused Ben to have to look for AB. Ben never got full credit for being flexible and instead got criticized by others connected to the team when all along Ben was overall being a good dude.

  • Nuttinlikeit
    Nuttinlikeit Day ago

    5:15 LMAO
    Uh I think the player u should throw to is anyone that's not on the other team. Jackass.

  • Nuttinlikeit
    Nuttinlikeit Day ago

    Hes good, hes a scoring machine no doubt.
    But, If u took his first 8 seasons and multiplied them x3, he would have played 4 more years than Jerry rice but still trail THE GOAT by 20 receiving TD.
    4 more years on the field AND STILL 20 TD SHORT. And the last 2 years of his career, Rice only had 5 TD combined.
    *His best 4 season TD total was 63. Actually it's 66 if u count his 3 rush tds.

  • Elite223
    Elite223 2 days ago

    Ab and mike mayock beef?

  • Dr Ben mccullough
    Dr Ben mccullough 2 days ago

    It's just a bunch of rich baby's

  • Lyon Cor3
    Lyon Cor3 2 days ago

    Now it’s Tom Brady turn

  • algamboa1987
    algamboa1987 2 days ago +1

    Can we get a Part 2 tho?

  • Jaaadon
    Jaaadon 2 days ago

    Maybe they raped the same girl.

  • Dro Sims
    Dro Sims 2 days ago

    The gem I got from this was Big Ben thinking he runs everything...that’s why the Steelers haven’t done anything even tho they always have the roster to be able to make significant noise. I’m starting to understand the toxic environment in Pittsburg. Once two or 3 ppl say the same thing about a person it’s has truth to it ...that goes for both AB and Big Ben

  • Ninjas Be Like
    Ninjas Be Like 2 days ago

    And now AB is with the patriots and he will probably not finish the season bc he was just accused of raping his old trainer!!!!!! Why don’t you add that to the video SBnation

  • Mugzie The dude
    Mugzie The dude 3 days ago

    Now AB is getting accused ah ha ha

  • mrbadguysan
    mrbadguysan 3 days ago +1

    I'm from the future, and I'm surprised AB and Ben didn't have more camaraderie, given the whole sexual assault thing.

  • benjomein
    benjomein 3 days ago

    Roethlesberger is a rapist.. Can't stand that creep

  • Atomik Punk
    Atomik Punk 3 days ago

    AB criticizing Big Ben for paying off sexual assault accusers; what are you gonna do now AB? Pay her off? Take it to court? Either way it don't look good for AB. Of course it looks like she's after some money but that text message looks bad and from reports she is only sueing him for 85 thousand dollars. If that is true then it doesn't look that much like a money grab.
    And what about the crap AB pulled in Oakland? Sounds really familiar, missing practices, meetings, helmet BS, mysterious injury. The only difference is that Carr has been nothing but gracious when talking about AB. Hmmm.

    STYNCLSY 3 days ago

    What does AB talk like a thug?

  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith 3 days ago

    You mean where everything is forever?

  • Anthony Harraden
    Anthony Harraden 3 days ago

    Who’s here as a Pats fan going into week 2 AB signing lol

  • David Marini
    David Marini 3 days ago

    Well that didn’t age well for AB

  • Don Mooney
    Don Mooney 3 days ago

    Ben might be abrasive and smug.
    But AB is a childlike, me first, clown.
    Great on the field. Nearly the exact opposite off of it.
    Its funny how ABs fake accent changes, completely based, on who hes talking to. Lol. So phony.
    He AB. Lebron isnt your friend either. Im sure you havent even seen him again. Since he was using you on his show. To keep building his name, and keep things growing. Grow up.

  • Don Mooney
    Don Mooney 3 days ago

    "If Ben called me out in public on a radio show."
    "I would literally walk up to him and say, dont do that."
    Hahaha Well said. Started off so gangster. Ended up so sad. Lol

  • Chris Hejduk
    Chris Hejduk 3 days ago

    lol national media (like you and this video) was trying to blame the Steelers for the AB drama. Well he forced his way out of Oakland and will be soon be cut by the Patriots, as he was just accused for rape among so many other things the last 6 months. Nice try, but this video is now irreverent and not true.

    WHYWHYWHY 3 days ago +1

    Now he is being charged with RAPE

  • UncopyrightTNT
    UncopyrightTNT 3 days ago +2

    Captain Fatfuck, LEADER OF MEN

  • j murph
    j murph 3 days ago +11

    Who's here after AB won a super bowl with the Patriots

    • Lancy10
      Lancy10 23 hours ago +2

      j murph hahah stfu he’s getting booted after the rape stuff goes down

  • eRa Gumo
    eRa Gumo 3 days ago

    Part two??

  • Taj Peterson
    Taj Peterson 3 days ago

    This put things in perspective

  • Cianisboss
    Cianisboss 3 days ago +3

    Tom Brady goes on the radio every Monday. There's no way he'd throw any teammate under the bus like Ben does

  • Dave Lo
    Dave Lo 4 days ago +2

    Ben liking tweets about AB sexual allegations

    • Chris Hejduk
      Chris Hejduk 3 days ago

      Ben doesn't have an official Twitter account. However, AB did like 2 tweets about someone who brought up Ben's allegations a few months ago. Oh Karma, AB

  • terry bazile
    terry bazile 4 days ago

    Why cant this man just humble himself and play da game accordingly dis man needs to take a good look in the mirror n look at himself ruining his career hes worse den OBJ even tho now hes calmed dwn a bit

  • Kovačević Dobrina
    Kovačević Dobrina 4 days ago

    Garbage stinks no matter how many times you move it around.

  • David Winston
    David Winston 4 days ago

    SB Nation. You just had to add an unnecessary and obnoxious soundtrack. ARROGANT ARSE. WE CAN NOT MUTE

  • maxbass
    maxbass 4 days ago +1

    That's why you need Julio not AB or OBJ

  • Liv & Paige
    Liv & Paige 4 days ago

    As someone who’s from Pittsburgh: lets just say that our team is screwed 🤡

  • john 'INRI'
    john 'INRI' 4 days ago

    He's mad that the women that Ben raped are better looking.

  • XDget_rekt _fagg
    XDget_rekt _fagg 4 days ago

    I love the Steelers

  • s r
    s r 4 days ago +1

    Whose here after the AB sex accusation?

  • Bad Bad Kitty
    Bad Bad Kitty 4 days ago +7

    Better than day time soap operas!!! Especially if A.B. is involved !!!😁

  • Destroygary Funky
    Destroygary Funky 4 days ago

    Like sand through the hourglass,....these are the days of our lives.

  • Nature Boy
    Nature Boy 4 days ago

    Whose watching this... because... ahh who cares.. damn he is good. Needs to start his own team I guess.. Play Qb and throw to himself.

  • John Dalecki
    John Dalecki 4 days ago

    Who's here 9-11-2019 after bilichick cut AB for being a rapist??? Ok just kidding that's tomorrow's AB news.

  • Kim Mccabe
    Kim Mccabe 4 days ago

    I hate th barber shop scene wth Antonio Brown. There are always these giggling black men, laughing at everything the one and only star in th room says. They don't even know what Brown said cos they giggled too quick. Pathetic lil men kissin butt-helping to berate someone by their laughing.

  • Chanan Ajak
    Chanan Ajak 4 days ago

    Ben A Goof

  • Father Larsathon
    Father Larsathon 4 days ago

    Useless gossip. Better than The View, but only marginally so.

  • ulrich101
    ulrich101 4 days ago +2

    People returning to this vid after AB was cut from the raiders. How about him raping his trainer?

    GERMAN AYALA 4 days ago

    Was the "Extra Large" Superbowl supossed to be a Joke or are you all north americans just plain stupid?

  • Duggs Metal Movie Jukebox

    Who's watching after Brown got outed as a rapist?

  • Duggs Metal Movie Jukebox

    Brown's not going to Canton - neither's is his rape buddy Rapelisburger