Antonio Brown has a cold reply to Ben Roethlisberger's concern he ruined their friendship

Ben Roethlisberger has been trying to mend his relationship with Antonio Brown. Brown seems to want no part of it.

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said last week to NBC that he regretted calling out Brown last season after a loss to the Denver Broncos. He lamented that it “ruined a friendship.” 

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Brown, now with the Oakland Raiders after a midseason trade, had an interesting and ice-cold reply.

Antonio Brown’s reply to Ben Roethlisberger

Brown often fights battles on social media, and he tweeted a response to Roethlisberger’s “ruined a friendship” interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya.

Nothing subtle about that. Roethlisberger and Brown played nine seasons together. They’re probably going to both end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And it doesn’t seem they’ll be meeting for lunch anytime soon.

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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 18: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers hands the ball off to Antonio Brown #84 against the Seattle Seahawks during the game on September 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks 24-0. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers smiles as he looks to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on December 30, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Browns 24-10. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 17 : Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a touchdown with Ben Roethlisberger #7 during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions on November 17, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 08: Antonio Brown #84 and Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrate their third quarter touchdown play against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field on December 8, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks to wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 on the sideline during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on December 15, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Bengals 30-20. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 7: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is congratulated by Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers after scoring during the fourth quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati 42-21. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 2: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks to wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 during a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on November 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Ravens 43-23. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 03: Ben Roethlisberger #7 speaks with Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field on January 3, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 26: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Antonio Brown #84 after a touchdown during the first half of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with teammate wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 after a fourth quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 24: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers react after the pair connected for a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 24: Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26), Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrate a victory after the NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts on November 24, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04: Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) discusses the play with Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown (84) during the NFL Football game between the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 4, 2016, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 01: Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown (84), both inactive for the game, on the field prior to the National Football League game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers on January 1, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 08: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a touchdown with Antonio Brown #84 in the first half during the Wild Card Playoff game against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field on January 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Antonio Brown #84 after a touchdown by DeAngelo Williams #34 (not pictured) during the second quarter against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 17: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up with Antonio Brown #84 before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Heinz Field on September 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) before a week 6 NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on October 15, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Steelers won 19-13. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers has a discussion with teammate Antonio Brown #84 during their game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.The Steeler defeated the Bengals 23-20. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stands in the huddle during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jaguars defeat Pittsburgh 45-42. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 9, 2018: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 and wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walk onto the field in the third quarter of a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 9, 2018 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The game ended in a tie 21-21. (Photo by: 2018 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with Antonio Brown #84 during warmups before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on September 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 14: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Antonio Brown #84 against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with Ben Roethlisberger #7 during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field on November 8, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 24: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is congratulated by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) after a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 24, 2018, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 09: Antonio Brown #84 and Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of their NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 9, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA -DECEMBER 16: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) talk with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 16, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers embrace before the game between between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pittsburgh Steelers at TIAA Bank Field on November 18, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Brown has taken aim at Steelers

Brown isn’t exactly keeping his relationships with the Steelers strong after a tumultuous end.

He started skipping practices and meetings in Week 17 last year after an unspecified argument with Roethlisberger. He was deactivated for the game and that practically ended his Steelers career. Since the trade to Oakland he has taken shots at the Steelers, most notably Roethlisberger and JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Great players have left teams on bad terms before, but time softens those bad feelings and they are eventually accepted back and celebrated by the franchise. Brown doesn’t seem to have much interest in a reunion in Pittsburgh in retirement.

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