Brown reacts to GM Colbert's comment about Big Ben having "52 kids under him."
Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers will most likely part ways before the start of the 2019-20 NFL season, as the All-Pro receiver continues to express his frustration with the current situation. Brown recently explained to ESPN's Jeff Darlington that he's not "angry" with the team, but he still wants to be traded.
During his interview with Darlington, Brown also addressed Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert's recent remark that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger "has 52 kids under him, quite honestly."
Colbert later clarified his statements regarding the team by saying the Steelers don't have a "bunch of juveniles."
"Of course he tried to clarify because, you know, he stated the truth, and he's going to backpedal on his words. But what grown man is calling another grown man a kid? 'Fifty-two kids.' Like, you don't have no respect for these guys? Like, these are the guys that go to work for you. And that's what I'm telling you guys ... that's my issue. You know what I'm saying? It's all about respect.
"... Things [are] not getting better. They're not changing. You know what I mean? He just stated it. There's 52 kids and it's this guy [Roethlisberger]. Bro, it's one team. ... So that's what it is, man. Just understanding truths."
Steelers owner Art Rooney II recently made a trip to Florida to meet with the disgruntled star wide receiver, where it was decided a trade is what's best for both parties. Pittsburgh is reportedly hoping to send the 30-year old receiver to an NFC team.