The Facts: It took six months for Ben Roethlisberger to admit he went too far in criticizing Brown. It took only a few hours for Brown to respond. And apparently he wasn’t in a forgiving mood. “Two face,” Brown wrote on his Twitter account, an obvious shot at his former teammate.
Diehards Line: Roethlisberger conducted an interview with KDKA-TV that aired Monday night. In the interview, Roethlisberger admitted he “probably” went too far when he used his 93.7-FM radio segment in November to cast blame on Brown for running an imprecise route on a pass that was intercepted in the end zone and sealed a loss to the Broncos. Roethlisberger subsequently told reporters that Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, was among a “bunch of number one” receivers on the team. Roethlisberger’s interview Monday represented his first public comments since the Steelers missed the playoffs with a 9-6-1 record. “AB made me who I am,” Roethlisberger said. “He was the greatest wide receiver I think I ever played with. The things he did in the league and we did together are among the best of all time. ... There were some great things, and then all of it sudden it kind of disappeared, and I’m not really sure where it went. We always worked through it, we always came out the other end smiling, hugged it out.” Not this time. Roethlisberger said he has tried to call Brown and has sent him messages but has not gotten a response -- unless he now includes Brown's Twitter response this morning.