Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger set to address Antonio Brown’s criticism
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t talked much this offseason about Antonio Brown and all the criticism he has received but it appears he is about ready to finally open up.
Bob Pompeani, the KDKA TV sports director, tweeted out Sunday night that Roethlisberger will have a one-on-one interview with the station that will discuss ” Antonio Brown offseason drama, criticism of his leadership, his new contract, and future of his radio show.”
One on one with #Steelers QB @_BigBen7 who addresses the Antonio Brown off season drama, criticism of his leadership, his new contract, and future of his radio show. @KDKA Exclusive. Tomorrow #KDKA News at 6 and 11 pic.twitter.com/rug2suL0M8
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) May 20, 2019
The interview will air on the nightly news at 6 PM and 11 PM. After being traded to the Oakland Raiders Antonio Brown made it clear a big reason he wanted out was his relationship with Big Ben.
After taking his problems up with Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert, Colbert all but confirmed Roethlisberger was the most important player on the team calling the other players “52 kids.”
“He pretty much just explained what I already had told everyone,” Brown said via 247 Sports. “He just confirmed it. He confirmed everything I said.”
Colbert tried to walk back the comments but that wasn’t enough for Brown who was hurt for everyone on the team because they were called kids.
“Of course he tried to clarify because, you know, he stated the truth and he’s going to backpedal on his words,” Brown said. “But what grown man is calling another grown man a kid? ‘Fifty-two kids.’ Like, you don’t have no respect for these guys? Like, these are the guys that go to work for you. And that’s what I’m telling you guys … that’s my issue. You know what I’m saying? It’s all about respect.
This is going to be Roethlisberger’s chance to make his feelings known and it should be a must watch interview.