Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called the receiver Antonio Brown’s attitude “unfortunate.”
He said he would prefer Brown, an All-Pro catcher, to tell him personally about Sunday’s game failure.
On a radio show, the quarterback stated that “such things are not solved by tantrums.”
Roethlisberger refers to the second-quarter play in the Steelers’ 26-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens when Brown freed himself from the scoring, but the quarterback sent the opposite side of the field, which resulted in incomplete pass.
Brown’s reaction was to throw a bucket full of booze for the players and shrugged off offensive coordinator Todd Haley when the coach tried to calm him down.
Roethlisberger said Brown’s attitude did not set a good example for young players.
“AB is the best receiver in the world, perhaps one of the best players to play the game,” said Roethlisberger, who added that “I would like to think that he and I together can be one of the best players to play this game.”
He said that “he is a super human on the football field, that kind of reactions make him a mere mortal.”
The field martial felt that “I think this is causing a distraction that none of us really need.”