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Antonio Brown Calls Out Ben Roethlisberger For "Owner Mentality"

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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)

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the 2018 NFL season with arguably the best trio at quarterback, running back and wide receiver in the NFL. With Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, the Steelers have field one of the best offenses in the league year-in and year-out.

However, Pittsburgh could be heading into the 2019 season with just Big Ben on the roster. After Le'Veon sat out the 2018 season, Brown decided he wanted out too and publicly called for a trade following the 2018 campaign.

Now Brown has taken to his social media channels to show why he's mad at the Steelers - and in particular - Roethlisberger. Brown was asked how his "conflict" with Big Ben started and the wide receiver was honest.

"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," Brown said on Twitter.

Roethlisberger has a history of calling out his teammates in a public forum when they aren't playing the way he wants them to.

Clearly Brown has had enough of the quarterback's antics and decided a fresh start could do him some good.

We'll have to wait and see if the Steelers oblige Brown and trade him before the 2019 season.