In his first comments since Brown was shipped out of Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger expressed remorse for publicly calling out his former top target after the team's Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos last year.
"I took some heat and deservedly so for some of the comments ... and especially toward him," Roethlisberger told KDKA News, according to Zach Braziller of the New York Post. "I genuinely feel bad about that and I'm sorry. Did I go too far after that Denver game? Probably."
Following the Week 12 loss, Roethlisberger said on his own radio show that he wished he could've thrown to receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster four times in the end zone. The QB ended up tossing a game-ending interception on a pass that was seemingly intended for Brown.
"That's the thing about media and social media, As soon as you say 'sorry' it only goes so far," Roethlisberger said. "You can't take it back. And I wish I could because if that's what ruined our friendship and relationship, I'm truly, genuinely sorry about that."
Brown, however, doesn't appear to be in a forgiving mood. Hours after Roethlisberger's comments were revealed, the receiver tweeted out what appeared to be a shot at his former quarterback.
Last season, the fallout between the two players eventually contributed to Brown skipping team meetings before Pittsburgh's Week 17 finale, which he didn't play in.
Then in March, Brown said Roethlisberger has an "owner mentality" that sees him take shots at teammates. However, the Steelers defended their quarterback, with general manager Kevin Colbert saying the two-time Super Bowl champion has earned the right to criticize fellow players.
In late April, Pittsburgh inked Roethlisberger a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through 2021.