Roethlisberger not calling Brown out, but thinks ‘this is causing a distraction that none of us really need’

Roethlisberger not calling Brown out, but thinks ‘this is causing a distraction that none of us really need’

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spoke about wide receiver Antonio Brown’s sideline blowup on 93.7 Tuesday, saying Brown’s reaction to a missed play was “unfortunate.”

“That goes a lot further than throwing a temper tantrum,” Roethlisberger said.

“AB is the best receiver in the world, maybe one of the best to ever play the game,” he went on. “I’d like to think him and I together may be one of the best quarterback-wide receiver combos to ever play the game. I don’t know he needs to react that way. He’s superhuman on the football field, and when that happens, it almost brings him back to being a mere mortal, if you will. Because it gets in his head and it just messes with all of us a little bit. … I’m not trying to call AB out. I just think this is causing a distraction that none of us really need.”