PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger says he went too far in utilizing his weekly radio present to criticize former Steelers teammate Antonio Brown in the course of the 2018 season.
In a sit-down interview with KDKA-TV Pittsburgh that can run Monday night, Roethlisberger addressed a historic connection gone incorrect with Brown, who demanded a commerce within the offseason and took exception to Roethlisberger calling out his route working after a Week 12 loss in Denver. The staff dealt Brown to the Oakland Raiders in March.
“I took some warmth, and deservedly so, for a few of the feedback on that present and particularly towards him,” Roethlisberger advised the outlet. “I genuinely really feel dangerous about that and I am sorry. Did I’m going too far after that Denver sport? Most likely …”
Roethlisberger is making his first public feedback of the offseason within the aftermath of the Brown commerce, ex-teammates criticizing the quarterback’s management, and his new three-year contract that features $68 million in new cash.
Roethlisberger is predicted to deal with the native media after Tuesday’s session of organized staff actions.
Roethlisberger expressed contrition for his post-Week 12 feedback on 93.7 The Fan, together with his remark that Brown ought to have run a flatter route on a late-game interception and that he wished he had thrown the ball to JuJu Smith-Schuster on the aim line as an alternative.
Final season, Roethlisberger led the league in passing, however the Steelers misplaced three December video games by three factors apiece, failing to make the playoffs for the primary time since 2013.
“That is the factor about media and social media, as quickly as you say ‘sorry’ it solely goes to this point. You possibly can’t take it again,” Roethlisberger stated about his feedback. “And I want I may, as a result of if that is what ruined our friendship and relationship, I am actually, genuinely sorry about that.”
Which may not be sufficient for Brown, who on Monday, after Roethlisberger’s feedback had circulated on-line, tweeted the phrases “Two face.”
Earlier within the offseason, Brown additionally labeled Roethlisberger as having an “proprietor mentality,” or feeling extra necessary than teammates.
Within the interview, Roethlisberger additionally discusses the place issues might need gone incorrect with Brown, his new contract and motivation for 2019.