JuJu Smith-Schuster: Crazy how big Antonio Brown’s ego got

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It didn’t take long for JuJu Smith-Schuster to respond to Antonio Brown ripping Smith-Schuster on social media.

After Brown said Smith-Schuster fumbled the Steelers’ postseason away, Smith-Schuster expressed surprise that a former friend would take a shot at him like that.

“Keep your emotions off the internet,” Smith-Schuster wrote, in a series of tweets. “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? Crazy how big that ego got to be to take shots at people who show you love!”

Smith-Schuster followed that up with a quote that is often attributed to Mark Twain but does not appear in any of his published work: “Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

81 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster: Crazy how big Antonio Brown’s ego got

  1. AB is the protege of Terrell Owens, a HOF receiver with an even bigger ego. Not a surprise that the student learned his lesson from the menter.

  2. Love me some JUju. That young man has class and still takes the high road even when others try to drag him down.His mother should be proud.

  3. Some of these athletes just don’t get it. Twenty or thirty years ago you’d be hard pressed to find a guy as self centered as Mr. Big Chest, Lebron James, or Odell Butthead Junior.

  4. Good for JuJu, still showing class, without being derogatory, just pointing out how ridiculous and petty Brown is being

  5. You, Ben, an the whole Steeler organization did nothing but trash him. He criticized your play, and attacked his character. That sums it all up. Good luck with double teams JJ. Your production is going down.

  6. First game where he gets shut down while some other receiver catches a couple TDs and he’ll be at war with the Raiders. By Christmas he’ll be calling out Carr and Gruden on Twitter and demanding another trade.

  7. I can see a day in the future when social media accounts are not permitted, written into NFL contracts.

  8. No response would’ve been better but that’s expecting too much in this day and age of tit for tat.

  9. And leave it at that JUJU. This was obvious from the start. AB was jealous of JuJu. The looks hebwas getting. Attention he was getting . and the team MVP award he got. AB is pathetic. Truly. Fragile mi ded. Fragile ego.

  10. AB is gonna have a stroke when he see’s some of those ugly ducklings come out of Derek Carr’s weak hand.

  11. monarch76 says:
    April 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm
    You, Ben, an the whole Steeler organization did nothing but trash him. He criticized your play, and attacked his character. That sums it all up. Good luck with double teams JJ. Your production is going down.
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    You are as big a clown as AB. When did the whole organization trash Brown? Never. Ever. Pittsburgh loved him. Until he quit on the team. Ill give you Ben thrashing him a little. But other than that no. And even after he quit on the team. No 1 player nor front office trashed him. He was jealous of JuJu. Point Blank.

  12. As I’ve said before (and in fact, I coined this): Twitter – the noise twits make online.

  13. I would actually tune in if these two did that rap-battle thing on comedy central live just to see if they start throwing punches.

  14. too bad there is no test for cte i am afraid antonio brown may be developing the illness.

  15. AB…you play for the Raiders now…
    JuJu owned dropping that ball…bye bye Mr Big Mouth

  16. dfleek says:
    April 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm
    Steeler got rid of two of the biggest headaches, Brown & Bell.

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    The biggest headache is still there

  17. yinzer412 says:
    April 7, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    You are as big a clown as AB. When did the whole organization trash Brown? Never. Ever. Pittsburgh loved him. Until he quit on the team. Ill give you Ben thrashing him a little. But other than that no. And even after he quit on the team. No 1 player nor front office trashed him. He was jealous of JuJu. Point Blank.

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    I wouldn’t say the Steelers did him wrong but Ben has thrown all his players under the bus and Tomlin is a complete moron. And Juju threw shade at AB last month, but completely ignore that and make him out to be the class act. AB has the mental capacity of a child but fully blaming him for everything is wrong. Juju isn’t a saint and will never be as good as him.

  18. AB and JuJu just havin fun, playin to their base, and people on this board are reacting like it’s all real.

  19. Leman Russ says:
    April 7, 2019 at 4:16 pm
    Tweeter was a mistake

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    I never use Tweeter. I say away from that Snapface too.

  20. He would have been better to use a less well known quote from Mark Twain,
    “A fool and his money are soon departed to Oakland”.

    Which is also difficult to find in his published works.

  21. I’m seriously beginning to think Brown may be suffering from an untreated chemical imbalance. Either way, he’s not someone I’d want to be anywhere near, or to watch.

  22. ProFootballTalk.com

    Where people who don’t matter complain about what other people do on Twitter.

  23. The Steeler players have got to be happy that Brown is gone, I bet non of them saw this side of brown coming

  24. Browns head is swollen. He’s become a changed man or child I should say. JUJU has been nothing but class. Bye Bighead Brown, have fun complaining in Oakland.

  25. Just play football. That’s the Steelers’ way. That’s how they won 6 super bowls. Just play the game. It never goes out of style. Let the other guys talk. Just concentrate every bit of your energy on winning.

  26. The Raiders just paid big bucks for this foolish little man! Gruden and Mayock need to check this type of anti social behavior now. AB , despite all his money, doesn’t have a clue as to how to act. That team will be a hot mess because of him and it’s a damn shame! They are trying to build something there and that fool will be a constant impediment.

  27. Most people get too emotional also, let’s not forget AB has a Hall of fame career already while Ju Ju is just beginning, he took a shot because he felt it cost the season for them, what’s wrong to say it.

  28. He’s almost just as bad as AB for even feeling the need to respond to him. The most mature and surprising thing from him to do would be to ignore him but JJ’s ego is too big for that. He’s honestly no better and let’s see how good he is now that he won’t have the benefit of going against the other teams #2 corner every week.

  29. It wasnt just his fault they didn’t make the playoffs. There is more than 1 game in a season.

  30. Antonio, let the first one to not make a mistake be the first to throw the first stone. As been said multiple times, Antonio didn’t run correct routes. JJ should bring that up when talking about AB.

  31. JuJu seems more like the seasoned Vet. For those doubting JuJu, thinking he’ll get double teams ect. You’re wrong he’ll still get his catches because he runs great routes.

    Even still..This would be the perfect celebrity Death Match!!

  32. nyneal says:
    April 7, 2019 at 8:18 pm
    Antonio Brown is a mega-arrogant idiot. I hope he falls flat on his face in Cleveland
    ++++++++++
    Typical patriot fan don’t know their left from their right or the nfl rules.

  33. Ron69, it’s wrong because it’s simply not true. JuJu had the fumble sure, but that didn’t prevent the Steelers from the playoffs. How about when JuJu got the team into FG range in Oakland and Boswell shanked it. Or how Boswell shanked a kick in week one that resulted in a tie? Or Ben’s game ending INT in Denver? Or how about the defense giving up how big of a lead against the Chargers?
    With the season on the line one player was there while the other was throwing a tantrum. The Steelers barely beat the Bengals in a must win and left their hopes in the hands of the Browns. While JuJu didn’t get as many TDs as Brown, JuJu was more consistent during the season. There are plenty players/coaches to blame for missing the playoffs, JuJu just had the last mistake.

  34. JuJu is the only adult in the room when he and AB trade comments. It is funny that it is the youngster who is like “easier there big guy, no need for the hate”. I think normally it is the veteran who traditionally takes the high road.

  35. “CRAZY HOW BIG THAT GUY’S EGO GOT” says the 3rd yr player who’s never been a #1 WR and might have a rude awakening coming next season without AB on the other side.

  36. Really with his Me attitude and that of show him the money, Antonio lost a lot of respect with a lot of people including yours truly. BTW, JuJu do not get a big head as well. Just stay the person you are.

  37. The Raiders gives AB guaranteed money and AB gives the Raiders guaranteed drama! This should work out very well.

  38. Bagoon Stevens says:
    Good for JuJu, still showing class, without being derogatory, just pointing out how ridiculous and petty Brown is being
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    Are you reading the same article? Juju wrote “Keep your emotions off the internet” then proceeded to call Antonio Brown an egomaniac and a fool on twitter.

    JuJu is on his way to becoming the next Antonio Brown, in personality anyways. Hopefully he has the talent to back it up.

  39. Can I agree with juju and also not have the card thrown at me? It’s how many of us feel about AB but if we say it we’ll be judged and labeled.

    Sometimes it’s just about a guy being a jerk. Bravo to Juju for his straight talk.

  40. kenmasters34 says:
    April 7, 2019 at 11:57 pm
    Bagoon Stevens says:
    Good for JuJu, still showing class, without being derogatory, just pointing out how ridiculous and petty Brown is being
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    Are you reading the same article? Juju wrote “Keep your emotions off the internet” then proceeded to call Antonio Brown an egomaniac and a fool on twitter.

    Not to throw any shade, but this whole twitter thing began with AB posting “Keep Your Emotions Off the Internet” He then got emotional on the internet. JuJu basically tried telling him to follow his own tweet.

  41. Maybe I missed it, does anyone recall Larry Fitzgerald trash talking on social media? You know , the sure fire HOFer.

  42. So let me get this straight. A guy who tanks his team’s last game of the season that was a must win has the balls to call someone else out who was trying to make a football Play? That clown has serious issues.

  43. dfleek says:
    April 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm
    Steeler got rid of two of the biggest headaches, Brown & Bell.

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    Why is a Bell a headache? Because he caught on to the fact that the steelers were trying to run him in to the ground? Use him and cut him with paying him very little guaranteed money? It’s funny that people blindly side with these billionaire owners and management over players…. but I bet if your employer were screwing y over you would be pissed and against the system. Just because these guys are making millions of dollars doesn’t make it any different, they are just employees and owners/teams are ruthless when they need to be. It happens every day… but god forbid one player were to fly off the handle and step out of the norm to get what he wants, he is instantly branded as a headache.

  44. steelerswillbefine says:
    April 7, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Ron69, it’s wrong because it’s simply not true. JuJu had the fumble sure, but that didn’t prevent the Steelers from the playoffs. How about when JuJu got the team into FG range in Oakland and Boswell shanked it. Or how Boswell shanked a kick in week one that resulted in a tie? Or Ben’s game ending INT in Denver? Or how about the defense giving up how big of a lead against the Chargers?

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    Or the blown replay review that allowed Cleveland to force OT? Or the two blown non-calls that gifted the Chargers 15 points? Or the several blown calls that gifted the Saints 21 points?

    Yes, the Steelers shot themselves in the foot against Oakland and Denver. They also destroyed the Chargers and Saints but got royally screwed in two of the most poorly officiated games I’ve ever seen.

  45. No wonder the organization has problems, if you are all “calling one another out”.
    Just get on, play the game and shut up.

  46. The drama started with a fan tweeting an image of JuJu being named team MVP then AB posted his diss on JuJu about the fumble in the Saints game JuJu then said he only had love & respect for AB since being drafted but enoughs enough THEN Eric Weddle,Justin Reed, Emmanuel Sanders, Ryan Clark, some sports reporters weighed in against Brown as well as thousands of Steeler, Ravens,Patriots, Bills, and Raiders fans…Brown wound up looking like more of a petty fool who hasn’t truly moved on

  47. Why is a Bell a headache?
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    Why was Bell a headache, well because now the Steelers don’t have a worry about overpaying a greedo who was nothing but a distraction for 2 seasons. That’s Why!

  48. AB’s imbalanced and irrational behavior is a direct result of his new teammate Burfict.

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