Antonio Brown Called Out Ben Roethlisberger Again On ‘The Shop’

Antonio Brown Called Out Ben Roethlisberger Again On ‘The Shop’

Antonio Brown Called Out Ben Roethlisberger Again On ‘The Shop’

The latest episode of LeBron James' on-going HBO series, The Shop, just aired Friday night, and it appears Antonio Brown had a few things to get off his chest. General manager Kevin Colbert indicated at least three teams have inquired about the seven-time Pro Bowl player, though the franchise has made it clear it wants "significant compensation" from a potential deal.

When asked about where Brown was going to play next and if he was anxious teams would weigh in his behavior Brown laid it all out there. "You need to give me a better ball", Brown said. So, I meet with coach Tomlin and I'm telling him like, 'Hey, man, I'm a little banged up, ' " Brown said.

Brown, one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League, was benched by the Steelers in the final week of the regular season after reports emerged of an argument with veteran quarterback Roethlisberger during practice.

Roethlisberger has been critical of Brown's route running, particularly after a game-ending interception in a Week 12 loss to the Broncos this season.

In an interview with ESPN's Jeff Darlington last week, Brown was even more candid, revealing he and Roethlisberger did not have much of a relationship away from the field and their bond on it was significantly worse than Brown's prolific statistics let on. Brown said Roethlisberger "feels like he's the owner".

"Why wouldn't they not trade me? I need you to get out there like, but it's like why I got to be acting?"

"Criticism really is a part of the job, you know what I'm saying?"

Brown added that he believes he'll be traded because the Steelers can avoid paying him a $2.5 million roster bonus by trading or releasing him before March 17.

He said he does not "take any blame" for the breakdown between him and the Steelers and expected the team to trade him because it is "what's good for their business".

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