New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is still feeling some type of way about his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since being traded this offseason, Brown has consistently taking shots at his former team and teammates on social media.
Brown’s latest attack was directed at rising star JuJu Smith-Schuster, who emerged as the Steelers’ top offensive weapon and team MVP last season.
The barrage of tweets from Brown started with a simple message:
However, he didn’t take his own advice, and aired out his feelings about Smith-Schuster.
“Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game of year! Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days,” Brown tweeted. “By the way, check the list”
Brown sent the message attacked to a photo of JuJu Smith-Schuster and was referring to a crucial fumble from Smith-Schuster against the New Orleans Saints in December. The Steelers went on to lose that game, 31-28, in a loss that seriously damaged their postseason hopes.
Smith-Schuster returned fire with Brown’s own words.
He then elaborated on his thoughts on the drama, saying he has never shown Brown anything but love.
“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?” he wrote. “Crazy how big that ego got to be to take shots at people who show you love! Smh.”
It’s clear that Brown harbored harsh feelings for his former team and there may have been some jealousy at play with Smith-Schuster emerging as the team’s top receiving threat.
And with the ongoing drama that Brown has brought since the end of the season, it certainly appears that the Steelers made the right room in getting rid of a cancerous part of their locker room.