Following his now infamous departure from the NFL, former Tampa Bay (and Pittsburgh) wide receiver Antonio Brown has an interesting message for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ahead of Monday Night football.
According to Sports Illustrated, Antonio Brown made a Cameo appearance in a message to a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. The football player notably predicted that the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns may not actually be Roethlisberger’s final game at Heinz Field. The message from Brown comes just after Roethlisberger stated that this “feels like” his last appearance at the Steeler’s stadium.
“I know [you’re] sad about Ben Roethlisberger retiring, but it’s not over for Ben yet,” Brown declares. “I know everyone’s wondering if this is his last game at Pittsburgh tonight and would it end like this. But it may not end like this.”
Antonio Brown also said that he knows Roethlisberger and he is a competitor. “[He] loves to play football. He is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. And I just don’t see him hanging it up.”
While addressing Steelers who are “looking” to see if this is Roethlisberger’s last home game, Antonio Brown declared, “I wouldn’t tilt my hat on that yet. I wouldn’t bet on that yet. Because Big Ben has a lot of football left. And he didn’t say that his career was over. He didn’t say that it was his last game at Heinz Field. So, we can’t speculate upon him not playing anymore.”
Antonio Brown goes on to encourage fans to be positive and cheer Roethlisberger on in hopes of the game being one of the quarterback’s best.
Brown played alongside Roethlisberger from 2010 to 2018. He went on to play for the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After Removing Antonio Brown From the Team, Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians Says He Has No Regrets For Adding Him to the Team
As previously reported, Antonio Brown had an outburst on the sidelines during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus New York Jets game over the weekend. The wide receiver was noticeably seen removing his jersey and pads as he walked off the field during the third quarter. He left the field waving a peace sign.
After Antonio Brown’s on-field incident, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians stated, “I’ve never seen a guy leave a field like that. This is the last strike for him. He’s no longer a Buc. Alright, that’s the end of the story.”
However, on Monday, Arians revealed he has no regrets for adding Antonio Brown to the team. “I have no regrets. I just hope the best for him,” Arians said. The NFL coach also stated that it was difficult to watch the player erupt on the sidelines in such a chaotic way. “It was very hard. I wish him well. If he needs up, I hope he gets some. It’s very hard. Because I do care about him.”