The four-time All-Pro receiver has grown disgruntled with the only franchise he's ever known, citing disconnects with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and team management as the reasons for his trade request in February.
"I don't take any blame," Brown said in an interview with ESPN's Jeff Darlington. "I just think I took responsibility for my situation. You know, I didn't point the finger, I didn't make no one look bad, I didn't throw no stones at anyone."
In a clip from the interview shared Friday, Brown said Roethlisberger's penchant for calling him out publicly was the final straw for him. He shared even more about the duo's relationship, or lack thereof.
"I would've liked for me and Ben to be cool. You know what I mean? I thought we was cool. But when I think ... I've been to his house one time. He's been to my house one time. You know what I mean?" he said. "We don't work out in the offseason. You think that's winning? That's not winning."
Brown said the same goes for his relationship with management, despite his nine-year stint with the team.
"Sometimes things are bigger than just my issues, you know? If you work for me for nine years, wouldn't you expect you to know my girlfriend's name or my dad's name or my kid or, you know, would you expect me to meet your kid or at least know you on the level of some sort of integrity to know, like, 'Hey, man, I appreciate what you do," Brown said.
He expects to be traded by March 17, when he's due a $2.5-million roster bonus.