During the segment, Brown talked about his current situation and his desire to be traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers. "That's the narrative they try to create once you doing your own thing," Brown said. "'Yo, this guy a distraction. He this type of guy.' All I've ever been was a guy who came from Central Michigan, sixth round who worked his ass off."
Antonio Brown WENT OFF on Big Ben on the The Shop. 😳 pic.twitter.com/DVllB2Y7OZ— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) March 2, 2019
"The type of guy he is. He feels like he's the owner. Bro, you threw the shit to the D-lineman! What the f*ck? I'm over here wide open. You need to give me a better ball," Brown remarked, per CBS Sports. "But it's like in the league, you're going to have a guy from the team that'll be like, boy, you can't say nothing. I need you to get out there like, but it's like why I got to be acting?"
It's not the first time Brown has spoken on his problems with Roethlisberger. He previously took to Twitter to make similar comments.
No conflict just a matter of respect! Mutual respect! He has a owner mentality like he can call out anybody including coaches. Players know but they can’t say anything about it otherwise they meal ticket gone. It’s a dirty game within a game. #truth https://t.co/MsSyBVd3Ny— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 16, 2019
Speaking on the Week 17 game against the Bengals, Brown said: "I'm a little banged up. So, I meet with Coach Tomlin and I'm telling him like, hey, man, I'm a little banged up. So, I'm going to need a little time to get right. So, he's like 'if you're banged up, man, just, you know, you, you can just go home.'"
But that wasn't it. Brown also had some words for Shannon Sharpe. "This guy's the biggest joke," Brown said. "You setting a bad example and then you hating?"
Antonio Brown also sounded off on Shannon Sharpe 😳 pic.twitter.com/3x4IlMbypI— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) March 2, 2019
The episode also saw LeBron drawing a comparison between Brown and Anthony Davis, who is in a similar situation, albeit in the NBA instead of the NFL. "It's the same thing that's happening with AD right now," LeBron began. "Seven years in the league and no one has said anything...not nobody has ever said anything negative about AD. But you tell when the narrative change when you don't do what they want you to do." Davis, who plays for the Pelicans, made it known that he wanted out from New Orleans.
Watch the latest episode of The Shop, which was shot in Charlotte, N.C., over on HBO.