Antonio Brown Trades Words with Former Teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster

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Antonio Brown's jab at JuJu Smith-Schuster did more than ruffle the feathers of Steelers fans.

The social media spat kicked off Sunday when Brown, responding to a fan, called out Smith-Schuster's critical fumble in a Week 16 loss to the New Orleans Saints that all but ended Pittsburgh's playoff hopes.

If Brown thought he was outing Smith-Schuster for admitting he looked up to him, he was late to the party, as Smith-Schuster tweeted a screenshot of the conversation himself two years ago. He keeps his emotions off the internet. On a first-and-10, Smith-Schuster caught an eight-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger, only to lose control of the ball while being tackled.

Brown drew claims of jealousy over Smith-Schuster, an exciting, young talent primed to take over Brown's role as Pittsburgh's No. 1 wideout.

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And while Smith-Schuster doesn't exactly need defending at this stage, having won the court-of-public-opinion battle over Brown pretty handily, the Trojan Family went to bat for one of their own. 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".

Over the weekend, the Oakland Raiders WR made a decision to take a shot at his former teammate by bringing up the fact that he cost the Steelers a playoff berth by fumbling the ball against the New Orleans Saints in 2018.

JuJu Smith-Schuster was a USC football fan favorite and he has continued to win people over with his fun-loving style in the NFL. He posted a tweet stating that he was "genuinely happy" when Brown was traded and earned a contract in the range he was seeking.

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