Antonio Brown takes jab at JuJu Smith-Schuster

Elena Summers
April 9, 2019

Just when you thought Antonio Brown couldn't get any lower with talking about former teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster, he went and proved everybody wrong yet again.

Unfortunately, the Raiders and Steelers aren't scheduled to meet in the 2019 regular season. The 22-year-old receiver then tweeted, "All I ever did was show that man love and respect from the moment I got to the league. I was genuinely happy for him too when he got traded to Oakland w/ a big contract, and now he takes shots at me on social media?" Smith-Schuster added before posting a quote attributed to Mark Twain: "Never argue with a fool".

Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN in a recent interview that the presence of Smith-Schuster wasn't a factor in Brown's desire to be traded, but rather the need for a new start. Steelers players vote for the award, which Brown had won four times in nine years.

The rivalry between Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn't appear to be losing steam.

Despite scoring 15 touchdowns in 2018, Brown's relationship with Roethlisberger deteriorated late in the season. The competitive friction between Brown and Smith-Schuster likely was one of the reasons the All-Pro receiver forced his way out of Pittsburgh, wanting to be unquestioned No. 1 receiver somewhere else. "Ben has taught me so much, he's a true Leader and I can't wait to rock with my guy this season". Brown responded by urging "emotional" Steelers fans to move on and buy his Raiders jersey.

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