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Antonio Brown Reportedly Missed Game Due to Dispute with Roethlisberger

Antonio Brown Reportedly Missed Game Due to Dispute with Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to get running back James Conner back this week from his ankle injury, but receiver Antonio Brown is questionable due to a knee injury.

Then with most of the 63,874 staying in their seats and numerous Steelers finding a spot on the field that provided a good view of the scoreboard, the final few minutes of Browns vs. Ravens took over Heinz Field.

Per the report, Brown didn't attend Saturday's walk-through practice and skipped the Saturday night meeting at the team hotel. Bowles said he "thought we were playing two teams" after the Jets were flagged 16 times for a team-record 172 yards in a 44-38 overtime loss to Green Bay. After that, he chose to skip practice the rest of the week. "According to a source, it was Brown's decision not to practice with his teammates". He then ignored messages from a number of teammates, and even the team owner.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is scheduled to meet with the media on Wednesday and will presumably be asked plenty of questions about the Brown situation.

"I don't understand what he did wrong, what the big deal is", Kitchens said.

"I'm appreciative of the effort", said Tomlin, via Matthew Marczi of Steelers Depot. The source added that it didn't appear Brown threw a football directly at the quarterback. "This has to be about players holding each other accountable".