Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apparently feels remorseful over how he reacted to a Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos in 2018.
Roethlisberger, who threw a late-game interception in the end zone, went on his radio show in late November and pointed out wide receiver Antonio Brown’s route running on the turnover. The signal-caller also took issue with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner not going with JuJu Smith-Schuster enough on the final drive.
The commentary drew backlash, and six months later found Roethlisberger offering an apology in a taped segment scheduled to air Monday night on KDKA, the local CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh.
Ben Roethlisberger’s first comments to Antonio Brown: “I took some heat and deservedly so for some of the comments on that show and especially towards him. I genuinely feel bad about that and I’m sorry. Did I got to far after that Denver game? Probably…”
Roethlisberger continued on AB: “That’s the thing about media and social media, As soon as you say ‘sorry’ it only goes so far. You can’t take it back. And I wish I could because if that’s what ruined our friendship and relationship, I’m truly, genuinely sorry about that.”
AB responded to those comments, with only a short yet bold statement:
Big Ben apologized for his beef with Antonio Brown on @KDKA: “I genuinely feel bad about that and I’m sorry”
AB later today: pic.twitter.com/D0DKgplCaX
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) May 20, 2019
The relationship between Roethlisberger and Brown rapidly deteriorated following the quarterback’s public comments, and Brown was ultimately traded to the Oakland Raiders in March.
The Steelers are still The Kardashians all the way into the offseason.
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