The Pittsburgh Steelers season ended on a sour note on Sunday.  Not just because they were eliminated from the playoffs by the Baltimore Ravens.

According to reports out of Pittsburgh, there were issues with receiver Antonio Brown all week that ended with him being benched on Sunday.  

Brown’s absence from the lineup was blamed on a knee injury, but that wasn’t the case.  According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he was benched for missing practice after a dispute with Ben Roethlisberger earlier in the week.

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown did not play in the season-ending gameagainst the Cincinnati Bengals because he elected to sit out practice last week after a dispute with Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has learned.

Several sources said the Steelers’ decision to not play Brown against the Bengals had nothing to do with any type of knee injury.

The disagreement occurred Wednesday morning during a routine walk-through practice that precedes their regular afternoon practice on the South Side. Brown was disgusted and threw a football in Roethlisberger’s direction, several sources said.

Brown reportedly arrived Sunday expecting to play, but left at halftime when that didn’t happen.

The Steelers have another star upset with them.  That should make for an interesting off-season. 

They might want to take a look at how they’re running things.  Issues with two if the best players in the league might be a red flag there are problems.