Ben Roethlisberger addressed the news story that dropped about heavy tension between the Steelers and Antonio Brown that escalated when Brown reportedly threw a football at Big Ben, unprofessionally of course. This is said to be why Brown didn't play in the Steelers final game despite reports saying that a knee injury kept him out of the game. Ben, of course, denied the report saying below:
"That's what baffling to me, people are making a big deal about a walk through on Wednesday, a fight between he and I." If there was a blow up or something, I sure of heck didn't see it. I'm not sure where that comes from."
Further reports have even gone as far as Antonio Brown requesting a trade from the team.
Pittsburgh has been no stranger to controversy this season who dealt with another issue regarding their former running back, Le'Veon Bell who sat out the entire season due to a contract dispute. Ben addressed this below feeling that much of this issue hurt the team but he's optimistic about the players who have stepped up in Bell's absence:
“It hurts you when you don’t have one of the better players in the game, but I think the biggest thing that hurts us was that it was a distraction. At his position we got to see James Conner and Jaylen Samuels, and I thought we got to see guys come into their own and see a glimpse of the future. I was really encouraged about life without Le’Veon.”
Listen Big Ben's full interview below with 93.7 The Fan