A Final Look At The Completed 2018 Steelers Drama List

Reviewing the league year for the Black & Gold

The Fan Morning Show
March 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
Steelers watch as season ends

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- It's easy to say the Steelers are involved in too much drama. 

It's another thing to see it all written out. 

The Fan Morning Show has kept a list of all the things that created headlines and "drama" throughout the 2018 season and with Wednesday marking the beginning of a new league year, we present to you the list in its entirety. 

Just over 60 items deep, taking over eight minutes to review on-air. Keep in mind, there may have been some things missed or left out. There were also many takes from national shows that could have been included. 

Here's to the 9-6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers! 



​- Ben says Steelers shouldn't have drafted Mason Rudolph. Asks "Did they screw up the pick?"  ​

-James Harrison goes on FS1 and says Tomlin doesn't discipline his team enough. 

-Le'Veon Bell no long term deal, sits out camp again 

-AB says media causes him problems. Shows up to camp in a choppa

-Le'Veon Bell filmed at strip club while training camp is going on. 

-AB disappears for a week during training camp. Tomlin claims that he had been sent to Pittsburgh for medical tests, but AB was filmed in a pool in Miami.

-Steelers plan to build a wall around Southside facility because of "drones and such" 

-Le'Veon Bell doesn't show up Week 1. Pouncey, Foster speak out and are ANGRY 

-Landry Jones cut instead of Josh Dobbs. Ben says how can you help me though? 

-Brown makes a joke in a GQ article about cheating on his girlfriend and mother of children, saying “it’s kind of hard to keep it in my pants.” 

-AB then threatens ESPN's Jesse Washington on social media, also calls Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette a racist. 

-Steelers tie Browns Week 1. Le'Veon Bell tweets a monocle emoji, later seen at Miami club

-AB gets in offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner's face as well as WR coach Darryl Drake Week 2 vs Chiefs. Then tweets on Monday to former Steelers PR man Ryan Scarpino saying "trade me let's find out" and misses practice. Snippy with media Wednesday after.

-The same day as the AB tweet, Bud Dupree slides into a fan's DMs telling them he was with their girl last night. 

-Bell looks...plump...on a jet ski then shows up on stage rapping somewhere in Miami   

-Ben linked to a story with Stormy Daniels 

-Sunday before Week 3 against Bucs, Steelers are open to trading Le'veon Bell 

-James Harrison goes on FS1's "Undisputed" and suggests Le'Veon Bell should fake an injury when he comes back

-ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Bell will report to the team during Week 7 bye. No one from the team has talked to Bell about it. 

-TMZ reports that a man is suing AB for throwing furniture out of his Florida apartment window, almost killing a 22 month old toddler. AB refusing to pay for damages. Reported that $80,000 and a gun was stolen from him. 

-Ben says his elbow hurts and it affected his throws, but he'll grit through it and play well because he's a warrior 

-Le'Veon Bell doesn't show up during bye week despite reports that he would.  

-Mike Tomlin says before Week 9 game against the Ravens, "We need volunteers, not hostages" when referring to Bell. 

-Monday after Week 9 Le'Veon Bell tweets "fairwell Miami" and is spotted a day later playing basketball at the McKnight Rd LA Fitness

-Wednesday of Week 10, Le'Veon Bell tweets upside down to his haters  

-Deadline day comes and goes and Bell never shows up to the Steelers facility after all 

-Teammates plunder Bell's locker after it is confirmed he will not show this season 

-AB gets caught going over 100 mph on McKnight Rd on Thursday morning before TNF game against Carolina. 

-The Fan Morning Show's Colin Dunlap and Ryan Switzer get into a Twitter beef but turn it into a fundraiser for Children's Hospital 

-After Week 12 loss to Denver, Ben comes on his radio show and blames AB's route-running and the play calling for his end zone interception and calls out James Washington for not being good enough. 

-Did Ben purposefully stay out of the Oakland game when he was healthy enough to go in? Did Mike Tomlin choose Josh Dobbs over Ben? Is there a disconnect between Tomlin and Ben? 

-Rocky Bleier rips the team on Facebook, says he "done" with the Steelers and calls for Boswell, Butler and possibly Tomlin's job. 

-Ben and Tomlin say the X-ray machine in Oakland didn't give them clear results leading to Ben being kept out of the Oakland game 

-Ben rips NFL Network's Ian Rapoport for his report that Ben had cracked ribs.

-The Fan Morning Show then has Ian Rapoport on the show the next day and he stands by his report of cracked ribs. 

-Chris Boswell goes on the IR before the last game of the year, in comes "participation trophy" looking Matt McCrane. 

-AB reportedly gets mad at Ben at practice on a Wednesday, throws a ball at him and leaves practice. 

-AB skips walkthrough before Bengals game, expects to play Sunday, is told he won't play, leaves the sidelines at halftime

-Ben comes on 93.7 The Fan and denies reports of an AB blow up. 

-During his end of year press conference, Mike Tomlin says he couldn't communicate well enough with AB before Week 17 and that led to his benching. Also won't deny that AB quit on his team. 

-AB and James Harrison appear in a selfie video while listening to Tomlin's end of year press conference, promising an "exclusive interview" between the two.

-That night, AB appears as a dancing, singing Hippo on Fox's "The Masked Singer" aptly singing "My Prerogative" 

-Reports surface that AB wants traded, he responds to 49ers TE George Kittle's tweet of "Sup @AB84?" With a star eyes emoji 

-ESPN's Ryan Clark says the Steelers need to trade AB. AB then calls him an "Uncle Tom" 

-Art Rooney II speaks to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac and says it's "hard to imagine" AB being in training camp next year 

-AB then tweets a picture of him and Art II shaking hands saying "Good business #Boomin" 

-Emmanuel Sanders goes on NFL Network and calls out Ben's leadership again and says he made the situation with AB worse by criticizing him on the radio 

-AB films an Instagram live video with Chad Johnson promising future thoughts from him about everything going on 

-AB unfollows the Steelers from all social media accounts and changes his profile from Steelers WR to Pro Bowl WR 

-James Harrison says on FS1 that he doesn't think things can be "ironed out" between AB and the Steelers. The same day on FS1, Shannon Sharpe eludes to knowing something that happened between Ben Roethlisberger and Joey Porter that led to Porter getting let go. 

-AB dyes his mustache blonde and part of his hair blue

-AB shows up at the Super Bowl in Atlanta and when asked where he wants to play next year, just laughs and says "I just want to win"

-AB photoshops himself in a 49ers uniform on Twitter after Jerry Rice courts him to San Francisco

-The season officially ends, Le'Veon Bell tweets "free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty I'm free at last!"

-AB films himself in a late night elliptical workout shouting things like "no more un-guarantees" "if you have guaranteed money, call me" and "call me Mr. Big Chest, Big Chest Brown from now on!"

-AB finally meets with Art Rooney II, tweets out a picture of the two shaking hands saying they've agreed to part ways

-GM Kevin Colbert speaks at the Combine and makes sure everyone knows Ben is the leader of this team and says he has "52 kids under him"

-AB shows up on LeBron's HBO show and ESPN proclaiming his side of the story, blaming Tomlin, Colbert and Art Rooney II for the relationship deteriorating in Pittsburgh

-AB starts making Cameo videos for $500 just for some extra cash

-Ian Rapoport tweets out that the Bills are closing in on a deal for Antonio Brown, only for Brown to refuse to go to Buffalo and nix the trade less than 24 hours later.

-AB is finally traded to the Oakland Raiders for a 3rd and 5th round pick. Steelers fans are mad, analysts claim that "AB won"

-Le'Veon Bell signs with the Jets at just over $13 million per year, less than what he was originally offered by the Steelers that led to him sitting out the 2018 season

What will 2019 bring? 

You can listen to The Fan Morning Show's review of the list on the air Wednesday behind some circus music below. 

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