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New Report Reveals Teammate Involved In Altercation With Antonio Brown

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 season might be over for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but drama still remains within the clubhouse. While Antonio Brown is undeniably one of the best players in the NFL, the star wideout will have much explaining to do for his latest outbreak.

Reports emerged today stating that a dispute that occurred in the locker room was the result of Brown missing the team's final game of the regular season. However, the assumption before kickoff was that an injury to his knee was the reason for him being out of action against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Between Brown skipping team meetings and not participating in practice for the Steelers, the writing was on the wall for his status on Sunday.

With more details coming out over the past few hours, it appears Brown had an altercation with Ben Roethlisberger.

This isn't the first time that both superstars clashed on or off the field, but the timing of this dispute is just awful. Instead of focusing on the opportunity ahead of them in Week 17, Pittsburgh had two of its most important players locked in a "heated debate."

Ultimately the Steelers were eliminated from playoff contention yesterday, yet that shouldn't dismiss the recent behavior of Brown.

Pittsburgh dealt with the contract dispute involving Le'Veon Bell, and the last thing the franchise needed was another headache. Considering that Brown was the subject of several controversies this season for the Steelers, it'll be interesting to see how management handles this upcoming offseason.

Although the majority of the details don't lean in Brown's favor, there are conflicting reports on whether or not he expected to play against the Bengals.

If Brown continues to cause problems for Pittsburgh, then fielding trade calls might not be the worst idea.

Juju Smith-Schuster is growing into an absolute star at wide receiver, and his development could result in the Steelers possibly shipping Brown out of town in the next year or two.

With the Steelers missing the playoffs for the first time since 2013, all eyes will be on Mike Tomlin and the front office to fix the team's internal struggles.