Ben Roethlisberger Takes Veiled Shot at Antonio Brown

Chase Claypool had a monster day for the Steelers in their win over the Eagles on Sunday. The rookie wide receiver caught seven balls for 110 yards and three touchdowns. Speaking with the media today, Ben Roethlisberger went out of his way to compliment star receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster for his selflessness in being happy for Claypool:

This was almost certainly a veiled shot at Antonio Brown. If you’ll recall, Brown was not always happy during Smith-Schuster’s ascent. Brown was not happy that Smith-Schuster won the team MVP award in 2018. He even publicly criticized him for fumbling against the Saints with a playoff berth on the line.

Here’s a longer write-up at SI on the issues between Brown and Smith-Schuster if you’re interested in taking a stroll down memory lane.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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