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.
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    Edited by Jiazhen Zhang and Mike Das
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  • ruleireland6
    ruleireland6 12 hours ago

    it’s too bad. It seems like it all boils down to Tomlin not being a strong coach, and Ben for being immature. That’s Steelers team deserved much better management. Their talent is always so strong but management always seems to fail that team. AB is a diva but Ben isn’t some innocent hero. Wasted AB, Bell, And Sanders talents.

  • Bryan R
    Bryan R 16 hours ago

    Im leaning towards defending AB on this given the history of Ben throwing teammates under the bus on the radio.

  • Mike D
    Mike D Day ago +2

    Big Ben voted for Trump... I can tell!

  • S P
    S P Day ago

    I don't care how good of a receiver you are, you're still only as good as the man that throws at you. There won't be any Patriots receivers next to Tom Brady in the HOF. Why? because the QB is so great he can make ANY receiver look amazing. Once you understand that, then paying a WR over 5 million per year is a total waste of cap space.

  • Brayden Carr
    Brayden Carr Day ago

    Damn Ben is like Trump on Twitter

  • Aarons117
    Aarons117 Day ago +1

    Kapernick isnt signed because he isnt good

  • Aarons117
    Aarons117 Day ago

    Lol Roethlisberger throws everyone under the bus so he doesnt get the hate

  • Ben Beck-McKenzie
    Ben Beck-McKenzie 2 days ago +1

    They're both in the wrong in my opinion... neither should have done what they did, if you reply I'll explain more.

  • Phil A
    Phil A 3 days ago

    It’s just so sad..

  • MrGreenCannon
    MrGreenCannon 3 days ago

    kobe beef with shaq

  • Jay Vasquez
    Jay Vasquez 4 days ago

    1:51 AB and Martavis Bryant are open

  • ByloBand
    ByloBand 4 days ago +3

    4:27 "This is the internet where NOTHING is forever...." umm, I think you got that wrong good sir.

  • tha gamer
    tha gamer 5 days ago

    Here is a verse if anyone wants it: Ephesians 4:29
    Jesus loves you all!

  • Woozy Swoozy
    Woozy Swoozy 6 days ago

    *Super Bowl Extra Large*

  • christian vargas
    christian vargas 6 days ago

    Can you call the rift between Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy beef? If so, that should be a episode !

    • Mike Smithmyer
      Mike Smithmyer 5 days ago

      Problem with that is there really isn't that much there. Other than the "Gameplay needs to be better" comments from Rodgers after the Bills game, neither of them have really ever done anything to show some big beef. If you believe anonymous sources and Greg Jennings they have, but I don't those are necessarily trustworthy.

  • Sean OConnor
    Sean OConnor 6 days ago

    I’m not a sports fan at all haha, but I adore your beef videos- I totally remember some of them as like “passing fads” or suntin; but most of them are just a really interesting glimpse into a very specific aspect of American pop culture

  • Bryan Green
    Bryan Green 8 days ago +1

    I like how you didnt include AB's live stream in the locker room.

  • Marty Wormuth
    Marty Wormuth 8 days ago

    What was that SB XL stat line again?

  • LpxMusic
    LpxMusic 8 days ago

    two retards in a pod

  • B. Weatherspoon
    B. Weatherspoon 8 days ago

    If every wideout that leaves keep saying the same thing, and some of them don't get along, you gotta stop looking at them and look at Ben as the problem. AB isn't an angel, neither it LB, but when they leave and they can all tell the same story, you wait to hear how the next wideout will be described...

  • Ted Johnson
    Ted Johnson 9 days ago +2

    Man we'll be alright, juju and James fit in very nice with us

    • Ted Johnson
      Ted Johnson Day ago

      @David Minor he'll be retired before that happens

    • David Minor
      David Minor Day ago

      Ted Johnson Until Ben runs them out too

  • Jeff Reed
    Jeff Reed 9 days ago

    Well Big Ben has been known to put his teammates on blast and umm Sanders was right P. Manning was a better leader on the football field then Ben i see it as in my opinion if u have a problem with a teammate then talk to them one on one

  • Rohith Nibhanupudi
    Rohith Nibhanupudi 11 days ago +5

    That 2018 season was insanely painful past week 10.

  • Dan N
    Dan N 11 days ago

    ?? “it’s on the internet.... where nothing lasts forever” there’s no putting that toothpaste back in the tube. ?? Edit room fail?? Or did he mean that in some that in some that went right over my head but still does not make any sense either way

  • warren ward
    warren ward 11 days ago +6

    As a ravens fan, I can easily say that days of our Steelers has been my favorite day time soap opera over the last few years

  • Never Sober
    Never Sober 11 days ago

    Do Floyd Mayweather and Larry Merchant

  • Rowdy Rob Gaming
    Rowdy Rob Gaming 11 days ago

    AB is gonna go off for 400 yards and 5 TDs against Pitt and it will be glorious.

    • blacktallsmart19
      blacktallsmart19 10 days ago

      Rowdy Rob Gaming we don’t play the raiders this season unless they make the playoffs which is unlikely tbh

  • Random Person
    Random Person 12 days ago

    Madden curse?

  • EdmacZ
    EdmacZ 13 days ago +1

    This article makes Brown out to be a victim, until you learn that he started beefing with Juju Smith-Schuster, who has been nothing but respectful to him.
    Antonio Brown is just a toxic person, beefing with another toxic person in Captain Fatfuck.

  • Sehraad Ahmed
    Sehraad Ahmed 14 days ago

    These vids are so well produced. Shout out sb nation they make some of the best sports vids.

  • MoLiEG89
    MoLiEG89 14 days ago +44

    Captain FatFuck, the Glorious leader of men :v

    • JCZ7
      JCZ7 11 days ago +4

      MoLiEG89 urinatingtree reference I see😂

  • Anthony Warren
    Anthony Warren 16 days ago

    The consistency of Ben throwing his teammates under the bus is astonishing. Juju, dont be surprised when your name comes up in a negative manner.

  • hyuggie
    hyuggie 16 days ago +1

    This video is pretty unfairly one sided, although criticism of Ben is certainly valid. It doesn't mention that AB was also catered to by the Steelers organization not as much as Ben, that's his biggest issue. Also left out the numerous tantrums Brown threw in front of the cameras and behind the scenes as the proverbial diva receiver crying about getting the ball. Also mistates Emmanuel Sanders and Leveon Bell's overall assessments, they criticized AB's behavior more than Ben's. Also left out former Steelers who had real issues with AB

  • dustin flowers
    dustin flowers 16 days ago +1

    Deuces AB...carr throwing to you!? Your legacy over! JuJu time!!!

  • Osiris 64
    Osiris 64 17 days ago +1

    Kevin Colbert sucks. Need a better GM

  • Phil Swift
    Phil Swift 18 days ago

    Welcome to Days Of Our Steelers

  • Rachel Broadwater
    Rachel Broadwater 19 days ago

    Ab you and Ben are friends☹️ you and your friendship 💔💔💔💔💔 plz come back we need you

  • Kenny Barnett
    Kenny Barnett 20 days ago

    Big Ben has an excellent track record with receivers.Which one didn't get big money contracts on the first string and back ups?

  • Carver Bradley
    Carver Bradley 21 day ago


  • Ivan
    Ivan 22 days ago

    yo these videos are really good, keep them coming

  • ChannelyChannel
    ChannelyChannel 22 days ago

    So basically both these guys suck

  • Julius Morgan
    Julius Morgan 22 days ago

    win a superbowl or be selfish?

  • 18ac81
    18ac81 22 days ago

    Big Ben is such a massive POS

  • Jay Lew
    Jay Lew 23 days ago

    Man I hope they both suck huuuge ass this upcoming year. The only thing that would be disappointing about it is that poor JuJu would get blamed for Capt McFatFucks errors. They both are children

  • Sean Blaze
    Sean Blaze 24 days ago

    Reggie Miller vs New York Knicks/Spike Lee
    Rajon Rondo vs Ray Allen
    Kobe vs Shaq
    Tbh I can’t believe you went 3 seasons of this and not mentioned any of these💯

  • Hobo
    Hobo 24 days ago

    Big Ben seems like a big douche to me

  • Quentin Minor
    Quentin Minor 24 days ago

    What has Ben lately since the superbowl since Green Bay? Even tebow outperformed his ass

  • Quentin Minor
    Quentin Minor 24 days ago

    Big Ben is trash

  • Michael Bodam
    Michael Bodam 25 days ago

    3:51 It's crazy that Antonio Brown thought he had any business getting thrown to there. That safety was sitting right in the middle of his route and would've picked that off 9 out of 10 times.

  • Philip Miles
    Philip Miles 26 days ago

    He really did all that just bc Ben didn’t throw him he ball. Wow

  • Tyler Hallblade
    Tyler Hallblade 26 days ago

    AB is a beast and hope he shows Old Ben what he has lost.

  • danstarr9895
    danstarr9895 26 days ago

    Ben tries force himself on everyone.

  • austin runge
    austin runge 27 days ago

    Hopefully Ben doesn't meet AB at a nightclub or Ben is gonna get his rape on.

  • Linkonpark100
    Linkonpark100 27 days ago

    This is practically Days of Our Steelers lore.

  • Andrew Fung
    Andrew Fung 27 days ago +1

    TBH it takes two too argue and well in my opinion it’s both of their faults

  • Nurse08
    Nurse08 27 days ago

    I don't know if it would work for beef history but what about U of Michigan vs Ohio state? That includes the Toledo war which I always thought was pretty interesting.

  • 10ExTwin 10
    10ExTwin 10 28 days ago

    Y’all forgot Big Ben raped a girl

  • Rev
    Rev 28 days ago +1

    Couldn't win a big playoff game together. That's all that matters. And add Bell to that.

  • Anthony moffatt
    Anthony moffatt Month ago

    that's why they won't win 6 games this year ben thanks he better then everyone

  • Sinister Mephisto
    Sinister Mephisto Month ago

    Fuck Ben

  • Mav
    Mav Month ago +1

    *everything is forever

  • fuc zuc
    fuc zuc Month ago +3

    cant wait to see AB DESTROY shitsburg

  • Matthew Chewning
    Matthew Chewning Month ago

    Can't wait to see Brown eat shit for Oakland and realize how good he had it in Pittsburgh.

  • Mariano Abundiz
    Mariano Abundiz Month ago

    Meek Mill be like, "Yo I just came for that fade."

  • Quantel Green
    Quantel Green Month ago

    AB is cancerous

  • Dark Demonik
    Dark Demonik Month ago

    Relationship is all Rapistbergers fault. Im not AB's biggest fan and i think he is a clown but Ben went public airing the dirty laundry and i can understand why AB was growing pissed off at him

  • TalibanHatesme13
    TalibanHatesme13 Month ago

    Oh ill admit im biased. RAIDERS fan and i fuckin hate ben, but bro come on..... The mother fucker goes on the radio weekly and bashes everyone but himself, youve got all kinds of guys from different era's saying literally the same shit about ben, and all AB did as ask for mutual respect. Thanks ben we appreciate it Sincerely - The Raider Nation

  • Reddog5546
    Reddog5546 Month ago

    The steelers are america's team. Prove me wrong cowboys

  • Ashton Lepley
    Ashton Lepley Month ago

    I bought tickets to that game and he is my fav player and I didn’t get to see him play

  • OD Wilson
    OD Wilson Month ago +1

    Big Ben raped a Woman and AB still the bad Black guy sheesh 🤷🏿‍♂️

  • Bryson W.
    Bryson W. Month ago

    I think AB was in the right here all the way before he said that shit to juju

  • Mitchell Heath
    Mitchell Heath Month ago

    AB vs furniture and toddlers

    JAMES J. JEFFERS Month ago

    Is This TMZ???😳

  • McMasterExploder
    McMasterExploder Month ago

    "Threw his wideout under the bus" by simply stating the fact that AB's tantrum was a distraction? That constitutes "dirty laundry"? This is insane. I can't imagine how frustrating it is to be a professional athlete with bullshit media like this constantly attacking you. What a joke.

  • Parker Avenue
    Parker Avenue Month ago

    Ben just said the truth and defended himself. Hardly throwing diva boy under the bus.

  • CrociatoAzzurro
    CrociatoAzzurro Month ago

    I blame this beef on Ben Roethlisberger.

  • George McLaughlin
    George McLaughlin Month ago

    Big Ben didn't win SB XL... JEROME BETTIS WON THAT GAME!

  • Kori Geez
    Kori Geez Month ago

    The steelers havent been right since Palmalou and Ward left......

  • CRaig west
    CRaig west Month ago

    "thats not winning"

  • Parker Price
    Parker Price Month ago

    So basically social media killed this relationship

  • Dysart Demon Dad
    Dysart Demon Dad Month ago


  • Ryan Yeager
    Ryan Yeager Month ago

    Here's the biggest problem with Antonio Brown his biggest weakness he is not a team player more in French self than his team was more interested in is numbers sketches then just focusing on the winning the game. All this started in 2017 when Antonio Brown was leaving the ball holes and stats in looking like he could become the first wide receiver to win the NFL MVP award which filled his head up and then not 2018 season 1 Schuster was making a few plays Antonio Brown wasn't getting open as much it really frustrated him he was chewing out Ben Roethlisberger out to throw him the ball more even if he wasn't open which I think led to more interceptions than necessary this season. Even though the Steelers lost Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown I can see them winning more games and winning their division and they did last year with these two players. And I think players like Antonio Brown and Le'veon Bell have forgotten how lucky they are. They forgot what's it like to be poor. Do you have nothing to your name expected to do nothing with your life. Who don't push it the College of Education they receive even if they didn't finish their degrees I don't appreciate how how many people across America would kill the beaver well working dead-end jobs that the kind of money I fail make in their NFL careers. Do also have a chance to become Hall of Famers and be immortal names remembered for the rest of time. I really hate when I hear about NFL players going broke after their football days if you stop to think about it they have millions of dollars to their name and 3 years of college education at least why don't they use those millions of dollars go back to college finish up your degrees maybe even an extended to Masters level and work a job you might actually enjoy for the rest of your life and try to leave your millions in your bank account there's no reason anybody to end up broke after playing NFL football. And if there are NFL players out there that do go broke it's our own damn fault.

  • Out royal
    Out royal Month ago

    Lol that was quick

  • Abhiram Dingari
    Abhiram Dingari Month ago

    Ben thinks he's LeBron, buts he's kind off like the d rose of now

  • Nun Ya
    Nun Ya Month ago

    The coach is just as responsible for this. Guarantee you that Ben wouldn't be bus rolling people on the radio if Bill Cowher was their coach.

  • P. N.
    P. N. Month ago

    Very informative and unbiased report. Good job.

  • David Tran
    David Tran Month ago

    Big Ben doesn't look like a leader of men. He looks like a guy who thinks bullying makes him a king and on top of the world. He also looks like the typical guy who usually gets into law trouble, turns to drugs and eventually ends up in jail or in a coffin before age 50.

  • Tommy Davis
    Tommy Davis Month ago

    Big Ben has not earned the right to criticize his team mates SAME WITH EVERY FUCKING PLAYER IN THE NFL

  • b howell
    b howell Month ago +1

    Completely one-sided. This makes it out like Brown did nothing wrong. In reality he went out of his way to tank his trade value, poison the locker room, quit on the team, fail to honor his contract, and embarrass the franchise, coaches and ownership who made him a very rich man. Say what you want about Roethlisberger, but Brown showed his true colors as a millionaire cry-baby man-child who got all butt-hurt over public criticism and JuJu winning the popularity war on and off the field.

  • JRISS138
    JRISS138 Month ago

    Bye Bye AB's career.


    Hold up, Ben is a fucking turd, but did homie bleach his mustache?

  • bill schneider
    bill schneider Month ago

    Burress, Sanders and Brown were all primadonnas. Fuck em. All 3 thought they were the best. Then bitched and moaned. Fuck all 3.

  • Check_The_ Comment
    Check_The_ Comment Month ago

    Ben Roethlisberger was ALWAYS more of a “diva” than Antonio Brown was.

  • Max Grant
    Max Grant Month ago

    Do one with puig and bumgardner

  • B D
    B D Month ago

    THEN IT REACHED DEFCON ONE! oh shit what happened? AB liked a tweet. Wow...

  • Wesley Hall
    Wesley Hall Month ago

    I bet y'all didnt know this was Logan marshall greenes younger brother

  • Wesley Hall
    Wesley Hall Month ago

    Get it? When he said "before blowing out 24 candles"....that meant 24 yrs old.

  • Trooper Nahalya
    Trooper Nahalya Month ago

    The problem is Ben is so called white and Antonio is so called black and as a so called black man anytime you speak out against your oppressors you get dealt with..the rapist devil.. look at capernick. The so called white man said he disrespects the soldiers and the flag.. when he was just trying to bring light on the police brutality of the so called black man .. all they do is lie, steal, RAPE, rob and murder.. it’s been like that since the beginning of time.. they are the Devil the Bible speaks of wake up you dumb think they like you. Wrong

  • jordon degroote
    jordon degroote Month ago

    The difference between the Patriots and the Steelers is a lesson in management. The Steelers had one of the most talented teams ever assembled, but everyone thought they were top dog. So it led to in-fighting and self-destruction. Meanwhile, Belichick rules Foxboro with an iron fist, and turns a 5-10 college quarterback, a lacrosse player, and a skinny sixth round pick into an indomitable dynasty. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

  • SuperGrover17
    SuperGrover17 Month ago

    They're both wrong.

    AB is a diva, who cares more about his own personal success than the team's. He's the person that everyone thinks Beckham is off the field.

    Ben is the one kid in class who thinks he's in charge. He plays the blame game

    Everyone is at fault