Steve Young Gives Rick Reilly Death Stare [VIDEO]
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young wasn’t a big fan of Rick Reilly taking credit for the Ben Roethlisberger injury story.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime on Monday night. Big Ben Roethlisberger sustained a shoulder injury in the 3rd quarter and missed the remainder of the game. This was thee story from the Monday Night Football game and ESPN’s Rick Reilly wanted everybody to know that he had a scoop.
The crew of Stuart Scott, Trent Dilfer, Steve Young, and Rick Reilly weren’t prepared to begin their coverage when the studio host cued them to start. Rick Reilly quickly asked Staurt Scott to mention that he reported the story of Big Ben’s shoulder injury first on Twitter.
Steve Young stared at Reilly as if he was totally disgusted with him. There is speculation that Young was mad because Reilly requested the Twitter shoutout from Stuart Scott. That might be the case. Young was talking to Reilly when he interrupted him to tell Stuart to mention his breaking news update. Maybe Young was miffed about that too.
Whatever the case, Steve Young was ticked off. Reilly tried to play it off when Young tapped him on the elbow, but the message was delivered loudly, “I’m ticked at you, dude.” On a side note, Roethlisberger has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens with his shoulder injury.
Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.