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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  • Brett T
    Brett T 21 hour ago

    There is no I in team but if there was Ben would blame it for a pick he threw

  • Brett T
    Brett T 22 hours ago

    Ab is right about the Steelers and their favorite son big Ben

  • Jimmy McQuade
    Jimmy McQuade 22 hours ago

    I love it AB says he made Ben. Um tell that to santonio holmes and Hines ward because truth of the matter is Ben made you

  • Marcus McFall
    Marcus McFall Day ago

    Is nobody going to point out the fact that the Steelers lost 4 games last season due to missed field goals?

  • R J
    R J Day ago

    Ben RAPElisburger gets a pass huh?

  • Allan Baldwin
    Allan Baldwin Day ago

    The next beef history should be on John Calipari and Rick Pitino!

  • Alexander Scott
    Alexander Scott Day ago

    Lil mans got issues.. Wait til it doesn't go well in Vegas! . Then goes broke gambling . He'll be fine.

    CEN CAL Day ago


  • V
    V Day ago

    AB has honestly gotten the big head, from 6th round pick to super star you can tell he isn't handling humility well.

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  • Mike Selinker
    Mike Selinker Day ago

    Bart Scott and Hines Ward?

  • Aaron Ostach
    Aaron Ostach Day ago

    AB vs. JUJU

  • Joeythepatsfan
    Joeythepatsfan Day ago +1

    You should do Tom Wilson vs the New York Islanders

  • Q
    Q Day ago

    Superbowl XL was a fix! watch the game. Refs put on the fix!

  • joey buttawipeo
    joey buttawipeo 2 days ago

    AB is whiny narcissistic cry baby - he was such a great story and hard worker until Mr. Big Chest appeared. Ben isn't innocent either - he talked too much on his radio show. At least he agreed to give us his show and also has been approachable and helpful to young guys. Would rather have this less talented team all pulling in the same direction.

  • M Sevbas
    M Sevbas 2 days ago

    Beef should do Marco Antonio Barrera vs Eric el terrible Morales !

  • Eli Burnes
    Eli Burnes 2 days ago

    Beef westbrook vs lillard

  • Axis&Allies
    Axis&Allies 2 days ago

    You guys need to do a episode of the Buffalo Bills ending the 17 yr playoff drought. So much had to happen on that New Years eve night. It would be such a great episode

  • Don Trainer
    Don Trainer 2 days ago

    He did it for tne money ONLY! AB is all about AB. He had 3 years left on a contract that paid peanuts left. He ate the steak dinner first 2 years of a 5 year deal. First 2 years paid 19 mill. then last 3 years paid considerably less. He did all this to get traded and get a new deal. Another steak dinner sorta speak. When he eats this steak up. Watch something else will happen for him to try to get paid again. He is a grade A Asshole!!

  • Plato_Magick18
    Plato_Magick18 2 days ago

    Do Damian Lillard vs. Russell Westbrook

  • Mr E.
    Mr E. 2 days ago +1

    Atleast Rothelisberger isn't brady.

  • Xxbeastboy 23
    Xxbeastboy 23 2 days ago

    Ben did do bad things but ab shouldn’t act childish

  • Aaron Syrmopoulos
    Aaron Syrmopoulos 2 days ago

    Please give us Westbrook vs Lillard

  • Vince Abueva
    Vince Abueva 2 days ago

    Make a beef history about team's opposing fans

  • JMaster98
    JMaster98 2 days ago

    Ben may be aging and slowing down, but his skills havent depleted yet. Juju dont fer enough credit

  • Delta Dawn
    Delta Dawn 2 days ago

    AB is an arrogant POS. The day he left, he put up billboards "thanking" Pittsburgh. With a HUGE picture of himself on it. It was a total dig at the city and team that made him. And he still can't let shit go. Now he's attacking Ju Ju. Total embarrassment. No respect for the team that gave him the chance of a lifetime. I personally know where he was and what he did when he left the last game at halftime. Let's just say he was still in the stadium for a little bit. Some petty shit.....I lost all respect at that moment.

  • Packers101
    Packers101 2 days ago

    These are my favorite videos

  • jkpns
    jkpns 2 days ago

    the ending about JUJU didn't age well...

  • mike kirkham
    mike kirkham 2 days ago

    I wondered year after year why Ben never trained with brown in the offseasons

  • J MillerGaming
    J MillerGaming 2 days ago

    Seems like Ben kinda started this shit 🤔

  • Keith Brubach
    Keith Brubach 2 days ago

    Barry bonds and Andy Van Slyke

  • ACE
    ACE 2 days ago

    Ben Roethlisberger is a diva and airhead idiot😂 dude thinks he can do no wrong😂

  • JakeMCGreen
    JakeMCGreen 2 days ago

    Antonio Brown saying Ben thinks he is the owner IN FRONT OF LEBRON JAMES ON HIS SHOW is funny

  • Ryan Maliek
    Ryan Maliek 2 days ago

    Everyone likes to leave out that AB called out BR to a reporter after the 3rd game of the season. They asked AB about not having a 100 yard receiving game after three games, and AB said “look at the tape, I can’t throw the ball to myself”. He publicly blamed BR for it. So AB started the whole throwing under the bus drama.

    PATRICK BSDAD 2 days ago

    If Ben would stop throwing his teammates under the bus they would have a great team instead of letting their best players go. Take a page from TOM BRADY!

  • Kevin Killory
    Kevin Killory 3 days ago

    BBB vs. Sound Business Tactics

  • IanNikkel
    IanNikkel 3 days ago

    We need a boxing beef history

  • Tofu Turner
    Tofu Turner 3 days ago

    Tom Brady and julian edelman are better

    • Tofu Turner
      Tofu Turner 2 days ago

      +Julie Galvin ik my players right there they H.O.F

    • Julie Galvin
      Julie Galvin 2 days ago +1

      Tofu Turner ya they have a very healthy relationship

  • Nas
    Nas 3 days ago

    This is one of those situations where they are both wrong in different ways.

  • jeremy debraccio
    jeremy debraccio 3 days ago +1

    Big Ben. More like Big Douche. Fuck the Steelers anyway. Troy is gone.

  • J.R. Wizzle
    J.R. Wizzle 3 days ago

    Antonio brown is a premadonna bitch. Everyone will see he will be average now. Bet

  • Raaffi
    Raaffi 3 days ago

    Ben really a 🐍

  • olop 89
    olop 89 3 days ago

    I'm glad this video wasn't biased towards Big Ben. NFL media is always anti wide out/pro QB.

  • paochoua
    paochoua 3 days ago

    Are we gonna get a Aaron Rodgers Mike McCarty beef?

  • Rain Cut
    Rain Cut 3 days ago

    i get AB acted out but that doesn’t mean he’s not the best receiver in the nfl at least put respect on his name

  • Cedric Jones
    Cedric Jones 3 days ago

    Fuck Big Ben !! He is a Rapist and a White Redneck!! I see through this Bullshit

  • infamousplrr
    infamousplrr 3 days ago

    0:54 me: “and do fuck all after that”

  • Adrian Clark
    Adrian Clark 3 days ago

    "Nothing is forever" except when Myspace accidentally deletes all of their music library.

  • shine time
    shine time 3 days ago

    Ben is a rapist

  • Mark Wolf
    Mark Wolf 3 days ago

    I believe AB, Ben has a shitty attitude, He would have got that shit right back until he left.

  • Devonte Piggott
    Devonte Piggott 3 days ago

    Please make a beef history between Rodgers and Greg Jennings if there isn’t one already that would be awesome

  • David Madison
    David Madison 3 days ago

    Big Ben, the rapist, is also an prick.

  • RG
    RG 3 days ago

    So basically, 2 assholes.

  • MoovieDude
    MoovieDude 3 days ago

    This video paints Brown as an innocent victim and Big Ben as a massive bully.

  • CharlieConwayFTW
    CharlieConwayFTW 3 days ago

    Lol garbage ass tomlin

  • Trick shot a day
    Trick shot a day 3 days ago

    This is why we love sports

  • jeff boy111
    jeff boy111 3 days ago

    Antono brown is an ass hole

  • lopeza0423
    lopeza0423 3 days ago

    Doomsday in disguise

  • Sinh Quach
    Sinh Quach 3 days ago

    Now that I think about it. You can do so much beef history on the Steelers. You can do L Bell with the gm. You can do JuJu and AB. You can do Mike Tomlin with everybody lol

  • Ian Delpire
    Ian Delpire 4 days ago

    Probably going to need a part two of this sooner than later.

  • Ludwig Von Cocksucker

    Roethlesberger is racist. #Bernie2020

  • Expired bleach
    Expired bleach 4 days ago +2

    Why did AB even go at Ju Ju, he ain’t done nothing plus Ben basically made AB a star Wide out

  • Eric Wilson
    Eric Wilson 4 days ago

    I realize this is random as hell. but i think There should be a geno auriemma-patt summit beef history. (if u could even call it true beef) as a vol fan who was born at the tail end of both the football and womens bball dynastys i like hearing stories of the "good ol' days" while crying myself to sleep. Lol either way love the vids and keep em comin its the only thing that gets me through the long dark offseason.

  • Matt S
    Matt S 4 days ago

    Captain Fat Fuck: Leader of Men

  • Alex Angerman
    Alex Angerman 4 days ago

    I think some of this is unfair: the Steelers only beat the Browns in the last few second the first game of 2017 season, and Brown doesn’t seem able to take any criticism.

  • Bad Cornflakes
    Bad Cornflakes 4 days ago

    Don't go on Antonio's Twitter. Just a bunch of salty Steelers fans.

  • Tim Purcell
    Tim Purcell 4 days ago

    Big Ben is a big scumbag

  • Teeteen
    Teeteen 4 days ago

    Do a Dirk and DWADE one pls!

  • Paul Young
    Paul Young 4 days ago

    here's a life lesson I've learned pretty early on. you never 'earn' the right to criticize anyone. you can confront people about their mistakes and their hostilities, but never the right criticize. we are just stewards of lives and the things that we have we can never have the mindset that 'i deserve this' type of entitlement. I'm on team JuJu, riding all the way, and I'm not condoning some of AB's actions, but things are never about one person, and as a semi-longterm Steelers fan who was never really big on roethlisberger, i do not think that this just an AB problem. i digress however, roethlisberger is about to be on his last year of contract. we'll see what happens.

  • todd krager
    todd krager 4 days ago

    What is AB's problem? He got the money he wanted, he isn't playing with Roethlisberger, so why is he still running his mouth about the team he didn't even want to play for in the first place??

  • Unnecessary Opinions

    let that last comment slip away with these last few days of the internet and football

  • Dylan Mcgrath
    Dylan Mcgrath 4 days ago

    After that intentional hit to the head i think a little in depth look at kadri and debrusks beef esspecially if it costs the leafs the series

  • Michael Buck
    Michael Buck 4 days ago

    Ben's a bitch.

  • Bluebarry Face
    Bluebarry Face 4 days ago +1

    Do a video on Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt

  • TheWumboTrolley
    TheWumboTrolley 4 days ago

    If the Rooneys still ran the team like they did back in the day, this beef wouldn’t have existed

  • 68Camaro RS/SS
    68Camaro RS/SS 4 days ago +1

    If Tomlin was a good coach he would of squashed Bens public comments from day 1 but we All know he’s a shit head coach LOL....Road To 7!!

  • Bill Blair
    Bill Blair 4 days ago

    Bunch of whinny as babies.

  • oh danny
    oh danny 4 days ago

    No Ben, as long as you're a player, you never get to "earn" the rights to criticize you own teammates that's the coach's job. This man got too arrogant i'm starting to see AB's side of the story lol. But AB still a bitch tho.

  • Tiffany eisentrout
    Tiffany eisentrout 4 days ago

    This video only shows how ignorant every person outside of the organizations of football actually are. Yeah sure you can have opinions of what went on on the field or even judging on what you see from the sideline, but if you think you are going to armchair coach without even seeing what is happening in the locker room or on the practice field you are to put it lightly, ignorant.

  • Jack Kaczmarski
    Jack Kaczmarski 4 days ago +1

    Love these UT references

  • Ana Castellano
    Ana Castellano 4 days ago +1

    Every great receiver on the Steelers has been worse on other teams. Just sayin’

    FACTORIAL! 4 days ago

    Mike Tomlin needs to take responsibility for letting this get so bad

  • Ironcitymarc Steel
    Ironcitymarc Steel 4 days ago

    Just say what it is..the Steelers miss there Windows over n over again..they shoud have won at least 2 super bowls...they choked

  • Dalton Poole
    Dalton Poole 4 days ago

    We really just call AB canton bound ?

  • jeremy balsley
    jeremy balsley 4 days ago

    Needless distraction, yeah he should totally just be a rapist like me.

  • jeremy balsley
    jeremy balsley 4 days ago

    J. Rocker vs. NYC! Also pound for pound AB comes pretty damn close to rice as the best to ever do it.

  • BIG Wayne Gee
    BIG Wayne Gee 4 days ago

    its the RAP Music these kids listen too

  • Spoon 06
    Spoon 06 4 days ago

    Do a rewind on tiger woods final shot of 2019 masters and everything leading up to it

  • Zakk
    Zakk 4 days ago

    See, the thing is, Ben AND Antonio are in the wrong. Antonio reacts in a very diva way, and Ben just literally cannot take any blame for anything that goes wrong.
    Ben called him out and blamed him, unlike a leader that would tell him in a 1-on-1 and try to figure out how to improve- respectfully.
    At the same time, Antonio also started calling out JuJu, who had done nothing wrong. He wasn't even a part of the ordeal, and had respected him greatly. On Twitter, he posted that he even was happy for him to get drafted to a team that he would be happier playing with, and looked up to him. And then for no reason, Antonio called him out on his fumble and said something like "why would you ever pass to this guy who lost the game".

    TL;DR: Neither are in the right, and they're both ego-driven prideful bastards too stubborn to see themselves as wrong at all.

  • Nathan Ricks
    Nathan Ricks 4 days ago

    This was a perfect delivery of informative, well researched entertaining information thank you 10 minutes well spent

  • Maurice King
    Maurice King 4 days ago

    I didn’t know Big Ben had a history of throwing his receivers under the bus

  • Todd Howard
    Todd Howard 4 days ago

    Yeah no rothisbughers time is limited at best,hes at the very end of his career,its time the steelers move toward the future,abs gone bells gone,there is only one left to go,its time to turn the page on number 7.its time the steelers get a new start,and a new starting qb.

  • Jr Sy
    Jr Sy 4 days ago

    I want my hairline to look like AB beard shape up

  • Micah Whitley
    Micah Whitley 5 days ago +1

    to me this is all big bens fault he needs to be a leader i mean i hate tom brady but hes a better leader at least.

  • Kyle Barnes
    Kyle Barnes 5 days ago

    So Ben is an Asshole & Brown is a it

  • johnstjohn1987
    johnstjohn1987 5 days ago +2

    And they say Aaron Rodgers is a bad leader lmao

  • Nathan Croud
    Nathan Croud 5 days ago

    You forgot to mention the part where Antonio Brown went absolutely insane

  • Jessyca Munoz
    Jessyca Munoz 5 days ago

    Odell still is better(than ab)

  • Watts Em
    Watts Em 5 days ago

    Good video ima post this on a Steelers Facebook group ok

  • Sean Himsworth
    Sean Himsworth 5 days ago

    Meek was just getting a haircut😂😂😂