Ben Roethlisberger, grumpy in his age, dissected Antonio Brown's route last December so a whole local radio audience could hear her. Brown did not take it personally …
"Ben is my type, man, I love him, everything he says has a method for his madness," Brown said, settling in on Sunday night Home game prepared with the Los Angeles Chargers . "It's all about inspiring the group and encouraging them to get better. That's the guy he is.
… until he did !
A few months later: The friendship ended with Big Ben. Now Derek Carr is his best friend.
In a interview with Michele Tafoya of NBC Sports Roethlisberger expressed lukewarm remorse for his remarks with a distant cousin of . , a non-apology that gracefully suggests that the situation could have been avoided, Brown would be more grateful for the criticism – um, challenge: I wish I had not. Because obviously we saw what happened and obviously it ruined a friendship. I was just involved in the emotional heat of the fight, but the other person I challenged was James Washington. And I know that people did a big deal with it. But James Washington wrote me a text message, called me, talked to me personally, and thanked me. And so the outside world killed me for that; He thanked me and that is all that really matters.
Too little, too late. Brown tweeted a video of the Roethlisberger interview today with a quote in which he said they were "never friends" and asked him to "shut up" (he quickly deleted it) Brown on it. Between admissible strengthening of his head and thawing of his toes he has other fish for frying and also some fish for removal from his freezer .