Both Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown had a lot to say about their departure from Pittsburgh, primarily questioning Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and his leadership.
Both Bell and Brown claim Big Ben was enabled by the organization and allowed him to constantly throw coaches and players under the bus.
On Monday, for the first time since Brown’s trade to Oakland and Bell signing with the Jets, Tomlin responded:
“I think it has been highly chronicled, and I think it has been too chronicled,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, via Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com. “Some things have been said that may or may not have been true. All I know is neither one of those guys are members of our team anymore.
“Relationships run their course, and the fact that neither one of them are here speaks to that.”
“We can’t do this with hostages, man. We need volunteers,” Tomlin said. “We need good players, good guys who want to be here and if guys can’t check those boxes, it’s probably best for all parties involved to go our separate ways.”