Ben Roethlisberger admits he went 'too far' with Antonio Brown criticism

Ben Roethlisberger caves with too-late Antonio Brown apology

Ben Roethlisberger caves with too-late Antonio Brown apology

Ben had plenty to say surrounding the events that took place over the last five months for the Steelers, highlighted by missing the playoffs and losing two key pieces in Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. That's what some are thinking.

In an interview with KDKA, Roethlisberger revealed that in hindsight he may have hurt his relationship with Brown by criticizing him on one particular play during the season.

Days after Roethlisberger told his weekly radio show that he wished he could've thrown to JuJu Smith-Schuster four times in a row on Pittsburgh's unsuccessful goal-line sequence against the Denver Broncos in Week 12, the quarterback, then Brown said they laughed about the idea of there being bad blood between them.

Shortly after Roethlisberger's apology surfaced on Twitter, Antonio Brown tweeted the words "Two face", in what is believed to be a response to Roethlisberger's comments.

Roethlisberger joined KDKA's Bob Pompeani for a pre-recorded interview that will air Monday evening, but one comment did make its way around social media on Monday.

On his way out of Pittsburgh, Brown accused the organization of allowing Roethlisberger to essentially do what he liked, and pinpointed the quarterback as the heart of all the team's locker room issues over the years.

Big Ben stated that he regrets what he said to Brown at the time and acknowledge that his outburst may have ruined his friendship with Brown. "I genuinely feel bad about that and I'm sorry". You can't take it back.

"I bring accountability", Brown said at his introductory press conference in Oakland in March.

"All year, the dude called me out".

Brown was a great receiver, and I'm not taking that away from him. "And I hope that we can reconnect and I hope that our friendship can continue to grow".