The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 26-9 on Sunday, but there is some controversy between two of the team’s biggest stars that has carried over.
Star receiver Antonio Brown was visibly frustrated after Ben Roethlisberger missed him for what would’ve been a wide open touchdown, and Brown knocked over a Gatorade cooler in a tirade on the sideline.
Roethlisberger appeared on “The Cook and Poni Show” on 93.7 The Fan, and he accused Brown of causing a distraction that the team didn’t need.
“He got upset because he was open, which I can understand, sometimes that happens,” Roethlisberger said. “I was disappointed because it’s not like I intentionally missed him, it’s not like I intentionally didn’t throw it to him. I was doing what my reads tell me to do, I don’t even want to say I made a mistake, because I was reading the side I was supposed to read. It’s just unfortunate that it happened, and it’s unfortunate that he acted and reacted that way.”
Big Ben said he wished Brown would’ve approached him about the issue rather than causing a scene with an outburst.
The Steelers still won the game and improved to 3-1, but Brown didn’t exactly have a stellar day and was likely frustrated. It will be interesting to see if it carries over to Sunday’s game against Jacksonville or if the two make amends and move on.
(h/t Pro Football Talk)