Antonio Brown deletes his latest JuJu Smith-Schuster attack

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Raiders receiver Antonio Brown apparently has some self-awareness, after all.

Brown has deleted a Monday social-media post based on a direct message from a then-18-year-old JuJu Smith-Schuster seeking advice from the then-Steelers receiver. The move quite possibly was influenced by the avalanche of criticism that Brown endured after posting the screen shot.

It doesn’t change the fact that Brown’s gesture exposed to the world the inner #mirrormirror turmoil fueling his envy of the much younger and ascending player. Brown’s inability to control his impulses gave everyone a glimpse of the jealousy that fueled his attack on his former teammate.

Making the ongoing assault against Smith-Schuster even more bizarre is the comment posted by Brown to a photo of himself and new teammate Vontaze Burfict on March 21.

“It’s funny how the NFL will make you a villain with your own teammate now!” Brown said in the comment to the picture, via Dave Dameshek of NFL.com. “Create a war within a war when basically we all on the same team; even though we wear different jerseys! Yea things happen in the field with all due respect it’s in the game! After the game there’s real life and we do have personal lives, families as real human beings! Encourage your brother do not beat them down or create a war amongst them we already fighting enough wares! Empower your peoples inspire your brother encourage someone not bind them by circumstances.”

Brown has defied pretty much every aspect of that message with his relentless attacks on Smith-Schuster and Ben Roethlisberger, two men who unlike Burfict have never headhunted Brown during a football game. It adds up to a situation that is as confusing as it is unfortunate for a player who is in the process of going from beloved to reviled in the city where he spent the first nine year of his NFL career.

35 responses to “Antonio Brown deletes his latest JuJu Smith-Schuster attack

  1. >.“It’s funny how the NFL will make you a villain with your own teammate now!”

    It should be:

    Yup, it’s all the NFLs part. AB is blameless. It’s not his fault that social media exists.

  2. There is obviously something wrong with this guy. There is definitely a lot of jealousy here. AB needs to be the center of attention, but JuJu stole that from him in Pittsburgh. I’m not a doctor, but there is certainly some personality disorder going on with AB. Hopefully JuJu just lets it go and doesn’t respond to his latest silliness. Good riddance!!

  3. Mature, morally conscious adults don’t say things they later have to delete, Antonio. Stop acting 5 yrs old and posting the first juvenile thought that comes into your head on social media. Mull it over. Then do the right thing and don’t say anything. Get a hobby.

  4. I just did notice myself that he had deleted the posting… I don’t wanna point fingers and make false statements but man I really think AB took a bad hit to his head or had a bad swing somewhere in the past 1.5 or 2 yrs… he was never a cancer and never was a vocal issue… maybe unhappy at times but the emotional wreck he has become… and now bashing Ben and JuJu and befriending Burfict… what in the world… I think Burfict is a huge reason AB is acting this way.. OH AND WAIT… didn’t JUJU get suspended his rookie year a game for DEFENDING AB and knocking Burfict out on the field … odd how AB turns in the long run…. something deeper then football here…

  5. I wonder if AB is only now starting to realize people read his twitter feed to see the latest inane thing he has to say. Every day AB posts something that shows how immature and childish he is. Every day it gets worse and more petty. Then when it goes bad he plays the victim. The Raiders are going to be sorry they traded for this guy.

  6. AB has been exposed, by himself, on a national stage, as the petty, jealous, hypocrite that he is. “Call God”, yeah, right. Maybe, he should start practicing what he preaches. At this point, it should be obvious to all, why the Steelers were willing to let him go for the small value in return. They got to control, to some degree, where he went. I think that, in the end, was more important to them, than what they received in return.

  7. JuJu is renting space in Antonio’s head. He might move in permanently at this rate.

    AB is a physical talent but he is an extremely petty person.

    I hope JuJu has a better season than AB this year just to see AB lose his mind.

  8. This story was all over ESPN yesterday, the entire day.
    Now it will be again today.

    So I say to myself, “Self, you don’t suppose AB is driving a media train for his own purposes, do you?”

  9. He’s completely unhinged.
    In this day and age I don’t say this lightly, but he may want to forego football and do everything he can to get checked for CTE/ mitigate the effects of CTE.

  10. Please just shut up and go away or shut up and play. Either way just shut up because you continue to make an ars out of yourself.

  11. Antonio Brown has the awareness of a pet Chihuahua, just barks at any random occurrence. If he keeps this up At some point if I’m Juju I would seriously think of a restraining order cause this has become borderline creepy. Face it AB your on the back nine of your career, Juju is just walking off the putting green. Deal with it. “ Antonio Brown is a dying star, a white dwarf headed for a black hole”

  12. Someone should seriously enlightened AB by advising him that all this talk isn’t a good idea now that he’s here in California. What do I mean?? Well, Ju Ju is from Long Beach(LBC). Although JU JU isn’t affiliated with negative activity, but I bet he’s highly respected by others that are and from that neighborhood. They could care less if you’re a athlete, rapper, and whomever. I realize it sounds far fetched to those that don’t live here and I’m not saying something negative will occur, but AB should chill. That’s my advice.!!!

  13. What is it about the WR position that breeds minds like these? This guy is so selfish and childish. He’s been in the league 9 years and the last 3 have been mind-boggling. He’s so jealous of anyone else around him having a spotlight. This whole thing stems from JuJu playing alongside him and being an attention-getter. If AB draws a double team and JuJu scores I’m sure AB is talking about how 2 guys had to cover him and not about his team’s success. In the near future I’m sure we’ll see a tweet about how Ryan Shazier’s injury got more attention than Antonio Bryant.

  14. k1dicarus says:
    April 9, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Antonio Brown has the awareness of a pet Chihuahua, just barks at any random occurrence. If he keeps this up At some point if I’m Juju I would seriously think of a restraining order cause this has become borderline creepy. Face it AB your on the back nine of your career, Juju is just walking off the putting green. Deal with it. “ Antonio Brown is a dying star, a white dwarf headed for a black hole”
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    LOL a restraining order? I hope you’re kidding. I mean, JuJu can just block him. It’s twitter. How soft are we as a people?

    Brown is clearly hurt with how things went down in Pitts. This all stems from that. In 5 years, after all is said and done, some story will come out about what really happened in practice and after that practice last season. I have a feeling that the REAL story makes everyone look bad, and that’s why nobody is talking.

  15. bettis3636 says:
    April 9, 2019 at 9:54 am
    I just did notice myself that he had deleted the posting… I don’t wanna point fingers and make false statements but man I really think AB took a bad hit to his head or had a bad swing somewhere in the past 1.5 or 2 yrs… he was never a cancer and never was a vocal issue… maybe unhappy at times but the emotional wreck he has become… and now bashing Ben and JuJu and befriending Burfict… what in the world… I think Burfict is a huge reason AB is acting this way.. OH AND WAIT… didn’t JUJU get suspended his rookie year a game for DEFENDING AB and knocking Burfict out on the field … odd how AB turns in the long run…. something deeper then football here…

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    Bahaha! I am sure Bell sat out last year because of Burfict too. Burfict hasn’t been the same player for the last 2 or 3 years and is still in the head of steelers players and fans. I love it.

  16. “Yea things happen in the field with all due respect it’s in the game!”
    ___________________________

    The way Burfict plays and specifically how he delivered multiple LATE head shots directly to you, that’s not “part of the game.”

    Then again, these head shots are probably the reason why he’s been acting like this.

  17. Who cares if you deleted it ,your true colors came out,you jealous of JuJu,Why don’t you just move on and enjoy your life as a raider ha ha Ha

  18. He may have deleted the tweet but this won’t change how he thinks. He must be seething with jealousy towards Smith-Schuster. I’m betting this isn’t over by a long shot.

  19. AB is going through something … and screaming for attention. Hopefully someone in his camp can pull him off himself before it’s too late. As far as Juju goes … the silent man will always win!

  20. 2centcelebration says:
    April 9, 2019 at 11:39 am

    As far as Juju goes … the silent man will always win!

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    Too bad everyone seems to have forgot that Juju started all this in a passive aggressive manner with his post about how great Ben is while the iron was still semi hot with the ‘Mr Big Chest vs Ben why I got out of Pittsburgh’ story.

    JuJu Smith-Schuster
    ‏Verified account @TeamJuJu
    Mar 25

    I was so blessed to enter the league and play with a Hall of Fame QB as a 20-year old. Ben has taught me so much, he’s a true Leader and I can’t wait to rock with my guy this season.

  21. AB’s talent has always been off the charts yet he ended up at a 2ndary NCAA program. That would suggest to me that his high school grades and/or comportment disqualified him from top tier programs – and that he’s far from the sharpest tool in the shed. Nothing he’s done over the last few years would dissuade me from that assumption

  22. There’s nothing confusing about it. AB is an absolute jerk who threw tantrums when winning because he wasn’t getting the ball enough, threw another and quit on his team when they absolutely needed him because Juju got named MVP, then bashed his teammates to get himself out of town, and keeps doing it now. All of this seems to be consistent with who he’s showing himself to be, a self-centered egomaniac who is a terrible teammate and has extremely low character. And if you actually look at his efficiency as a WR last year, he’s an overrated player at this point of his career who basically depended on Ben targeting him a ridiculous amount to put up decent numbers.

  23. Too bad everyone seems to have forgot that Juju started all this in a passive aggressive manner with his post about how great Ben is while the iron was still semi hot with the ‘Mr Big Chest vs Ben why I got out of Pittsburgh’ story.

    JuJu Smith-Schuster
    ‏Verified account @TeamJuJu
    Mar 25

    I was so blessed to enter the league and play with a Hall of Fame QB as a 20-year old. Ben has taught me so much, he’s a true Leader and I can’t wait to rock with my guy this season.

    And this is seen as a bad thing how? A receiver complimenting his qb is now seen as an insult to a former teammate acting like a 3 year old? It’s people like you that make this guy keep seeking attention. Regular season can’t come soon enough.

  24. Wasn’t it AB screaming “Karma” “Karma” after JuJu knocked him out because of his violent hit on AB? Brown needs to see a head Dr…dude is off the range.

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