Antonio Brown had 'ugly' altercation with Ben Roethlisberger

Mae Harvey
January 1, 2019

He arrived at Heinz Stadium on Sunday expecting to play and when he did not, Brown left by the half.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Brown was involved in a midweek locker-room dispute with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and skipped practices and meetings leading up to Pittsburgh's final game.

The disagreement occurred Wednesday morning during a routine walk-through practice that precedes their regular afternoon practice on the South Side.

One teammate called the Brown situation "the worst I've seen". He subsequently sat out the rest of the week's practices by his own decision. Sources said the knee wasn't an issue at all and that Brown never received tests.

The Browns - who have gone 5-2 since Jackson was sacked - will finish their season against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, where a win will give them their first winning season since 2007.

Kinkhabwala also reported, citing sources, that Brown ended up leaving Heinz Field at halftime. Coming off the heels of a two-year stretch where the team went 1-31, he also led the Browns to seven wins this year, tied for the franchise's most in over a decade. If they win, they need the Ravens to lose to the Browns in order to make the postseason.

Over the next many weeks and months, there will be an avalanche of opinions and theories offered as to why the this season ended with no playoffs for the Steelers.

"That is something in our room that is an inside deal in our room that is going to stay in our room", Kitchens said.

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