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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Report: Antonio Brown told Ben Roethlisberger ‘f— you cracker’

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Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger had a complicated relationship while the two were teammates with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and apparently the quarterback was not exempt from being on the receiving end of Brown’s favorite derogatory term.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler spoke with Steelers players and other sources about Brown’s unpredictable behavior in Pittsburgh, and that included one particular locker room exchange between Brown and Roehtlisberger. A former Steelers player told Fowler that Roethlisberger tried to enforce a no-music policy in the locker room, to which Brown replied, “F— you, cracker.”

Former Pittsburgh players said Brown would usually work things out with his teammates, but his outlandish personality became exhausting at times. From the sound of it, the way he acts on social media is the same way he behaved at work.

“With him, it’s either hot or cold,” former Steelers running back Josh Harris said. “If he’s in a good mood, he’s in a great one, having a good time. Then you’ll see him another day, you’ll see his face and you don’t really want to say a lot because you know something has happened.”

It’s noteworthy that Brown allegedly called Roethlisberger a “cracker,” as that is the same term he reportedly used toward Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock during a confrontation over the summer. He was also accused of using it to describe people who were working in his house at one point.

Brown denied calling Mayock a “cracker,” but the denial has since become impossible to believe. His alleged exchange with Roethlisberger, whom he has blasted numerous times over the years, makes it even more difficult to buy.


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