Ben Roethlisberger: Antonio Brown won’t let me apologize in person
Ben Roethlisberger says he has tried to settle any issues that exist between him and Antonio Brown, but his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate does not seem interested in hearing what the quarterback has to say.
In an interview with KDKA in Pittsburgh on Monday, Roethlisberger publicly apologized to Brown for going too far in his criticism of him, particularly when he blamed Brown for an interception in a game against the Denver Broncos last year. Big Ben then explained on Tuesday that he has tried to bury the hatchet with Brown in private, but the new Oakland Raiders star won’t respond to his calls or texts.
Ben Roethlisberger on how he processed the messy divorce with Antonio Brown: He never gave me the chance to apologize. pic.twitter.com/2DiRQJ3cWW
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 21, 2019
“I would have loved to have had the chance to talk to him,” Roethlisberger said. “That’s why I said (Monday), whatever I did to offend him, I apologize for it. I tried to do that in person, talk to him. He wouldn’t allow me to.”
Roethlisberger sounds like he is being sincere, but Brown does not seem to be buying it. Shortly after Ben’s interview aired on Monday, Brown sent a cryptic tweet that many believe was a direct response.
Last season was not the first time Roethlisberger had criticized Brown, as he also called him out for pouting two years ago. The two were at odds the next season over the national anthem, and then they had their infamous altercation at the end of last season.
Perhaps Brown and Big Ben will hug it out one day, but now obviously is not the time.