JuJu Smith-Schuster on Antonio Brown: “I’m concerned”

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The very public unraveling of Antonio Brown over the past year has prompted some to wonder whether Brown has changed from who he was with the Steelers, or whether the Steelers managed to keep that side of Brown under wraps during his time with the team.

One of Brown’s former Pittsburgh teammates made it clear during a Thursday visit with PFT Live that the Brown we’re seeing isn’t the same Brown that played for the Steelers.

“It’s different, for sure,” receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster said. “I’m concerned, like you guys. It’s a tough situation for a guy if you take away his job and his passion. Being a guy looking from the outside to the inside, he’s definitely a different dude than who he was on the field.”

Plenty of people close to Brown have expressed hope that he get the help he needs. It’s still not clear that he’s gotten the message that major changes need to be made.

43 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster on Antonio Brown: “I’m concerned”

  1. “It’s a tough situation for a guy if you take away his job and his passion.”

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    no one took anything away from a.b. – he did it himself.

  2. dcee101 says:
    January 30, 2020 at 2:11 pm
    On the next ESPN 30 for 30: The sad case of Antonio Brown.
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    Yes and they will make every excuse possible for Brown. I can’t believe no one in the league knew any of this before he signed with the Patriots. You would have thought Roger would have at least did an investigation on him going after a gm with racial slurs before letting him sign with the patriots. But Kraft says jump, Goodell says how high?

  3. Boo Boo Schuster is just hating because without AB to draw the top coverage he was exposed as a nobody and had a terrible year.

  4. JuJu Smith Fumble should worry about himself first. He was a disaster as the Steelers failed to make the playoffs for two years in a row and it looks like they won’t even win 8 games this season.

  5. ive said before and i’ll say it again.
    some guys are just bad dudes. they lack common sense and have no center. they do what they want when they want and screw everyone else. most all of us have all experienced it on some level. It doesnt mean they have mental illness. its almost like a lot of folks are giving him a pass for having it. i cant say he does. i sure cant say he doesnt.
    just one man’s thoughts. this has been a pattern of behavior since college and his rants and physical destruction because he didnt like something the coach(es) did.

  6. His antics are not even funny anymore– not that they ever were funny. And the crazy thing is that he went downhill fast. In 2017 you didn’t hear about AB other than his production on the field then whatever happened to him happened quickly.

  7. So sick and tired of the concerned, needs help poor old Brown BS. Look at all the people who have been victims of this guy and no one concern is for any of them including his girlfriends and children. The guy should be boned from the NFL and he should never have been let out of restraints by the judge. He is never humble even after being in jail. His comments prove he is clueless, self important and self entitled spoiled kid who has never groan up. Please enough of this guy and his woes.

  8. @patriotmaleorgy

    Just curious, why would the Pats have needed the NFL to investigate Brown before they “let the Pats sign him?” The entire ordeal played out on social media, for all to see. The Pats knew what he was, and signed him anyway because they thought they could control him, and he would help the team win. At least the Raiders have a little bit of an excuse, they only saw the “mister big chest” routine. The Pats saw that, and more, and still signed him. That’s on them, not the NFL.

  9. @patriotmaleorgy

    (If they posted my prior comment) Sorry, I kind of misread your comment. I do agree that the NFL should have done something with Brown during/after the Raider fiasco.

  10. But muh CTE… People like AB are a some a dozen, both in the real world and the fake world of so-called celebrity. Want to end perpetual childishness? Quit getting divorced or being a single-parent-by-choice, and raise your kids to be adults. End of story. Hundreds of studies over the span of a hundred years conclude this every. single. time.

  11. “He was a disaster as the Steelers failed to make the playoffs for two years in a row”

    Baltimore was destroyed by a Tebow jump pass that was thrown by a running back.

  12. patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm
    dcee101 says:
    January 30, 2020 at 2:11 pm
    On the next ESPN 30 for 30: The sad case of Antonio Brown.
    ———————
    Yes and they will make every excuse possible for Brown. I can’t believe no one in the league knew any of this before he signed with the Patriots. You would have thought Roger would have at least did an investigation on him going after a gm with racial slurs before letting him sign with the patriots. But Kraft says jump, Goodell says how high?

    27 16 Rate This

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    Umm, what?

    Listen to yourself. Your obsessive anti-Pats mentally deranged obsession doesn’t even make sense.

    The millisecond Brown signed with NE is when this sabotaging started. NE had no idea and actually ASKED Rosenhaus if there was any issues. Rosenhaus said no.

    It’s actually easier to argue if some crap team had signed Brown, if any of this garbage would have ever even happened in the first place.

    The timing of all of this screams of someone trying to take advantage of an admitted crazy person to get back at him.

    But, if ANYONE has explaining to do, it’s the Steelers for creating this monster for years and years and then dumping him off on Oakland.

  13. “There’s a million people with mental illness on the street, …”
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    Really? Source please. Where’s that number come from.

    And why you hate AB?

  14. I think there is reason to be really concerned. While it’s easy to blame Antonio Brown for his public unraveling, I am seriously concerned that he’s suffering from some of the head injuries that he has suffered. You look at what happened with Aaron Hernandez, or the number of football players that have recently committed suicide, and you can no longer just assume that guys are making choices with their lives. You have to seriously wonder if something is wrong with his head, and somehow get him some help. I worry that in 10 years, after he is found dead, we will complete an autopsy and realize that his brain resembled a 70 year old schizophrenic.

  15. Pittsburgh enabled the diva mentality, and then when he sabotaged their playoff hopes they dumped him off on the Raiders. The Raiders then enabled him when they didn’t do what they should have done which was suspended him indefinitely after going after their General Manager, and using a racial slur in the process. Then the league enabled him by allowing him to be signed by New England when he should have been suspended for that outburst. Finally the Patriots send him packing instead of sitting around and enabling the guy even more which is what A.B had become accustomed too, and now everyone wants to know what his problem is. HELLO PEOPLE

  16. The downfall of AB started with the Raiders.
    Either something happened where he started acting crazy or, as others have speculated, he was doing that stuff on purpose to get out of his contract with them to sign with a better team to give himself a better shot at the SB.
    Seeing how he has been acting lately, I doubt it was a conspiracy on his part.

  17. Something happened to this guy where his NFL career is now over.
    And I dunno why no one in the media is saying that.
    No how, no way will a team ever even give a thought for a second to sign him.
    Heck, he will be super, super lucky if he even plays for the XFL or CFL.
    His pro football playing days are over and it is all on him.

  18. @skolbrother33 says:
    January 30, 2020 at 2:24 pm
    Boo Boo Schuster is just hating because without AB to draw the top coverage he was exposed as a nobody and had a terrible year.
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    Vikings fans are prohibited from posting message because they are 0-4 in SBs and lost the best chance to play in their own stadium for SB 52.

  19. tylawspick6 says:

    But, if ANYONE has explaining to do, it’s the Steelers for creating this monster for years and years and then dumping him off on Oakland.

    Then using your logic the Patriots have a lot of explaining to do for Aaron Hernandez…or have you conveniently forgot about him?

  20. “or have you conveniently forgot about him?”

    He’s a millennial, so yeah, I’d say he forgot.

  21. Poor Pats fans on here, absolutely obsessing about the Steelers (and their 6-2 SB record versus the Pats 6-5 record) even though the story is about Brown and how he changed after he left the Steelers. I guess reading comprehension is tough for Pats fans.

    One thing is certain: If the Pats had played with their 2nd and undrafted 3rd string QBs all season, they would not have come close to .500 as the Steelers did. Still waiting for the Pats to run off as many .500 or better seasons in a row as the Steelers have.

  22. steelpenguin6687:
    “The Pats knew what he was, and signed him anyway because they thought they could control him, and he would help the team win.”

    =========

    To be fair, he was under control when he was with the Pats. He loved being there. They released him due to surfacing of allegation of sexual assault BEFORE he signed with the Pats. They even doublechecked with his agent but Brown and his agent under estimated the seriousness of the allegation and swept it under the rug before signing. The Pats got duped.

  23. Every person has their opinion and as I read the comments that are so derogatory towards Brown, the saying “walk a mile in my shoes” comes to mind. I refuse to judge Brown and call him all sorts of names, etc. I can be disappointed in his behavior while not indulging in character assassination.

    I firmly believe Brown is suffering the early stages of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Aaron Hernandez suffered the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age (23 at the end of his playing career), damage that would have significantly affected his decision-making, judgment and cognition, researchers at Boston University revealed at a medical conference. At the end of his football career, Hernandez had become extremely violent. God only knows how many undiagnosed concussions Hernandez must have had during his 15+ years of playing football.

    Brown’s last run in with the law was caused by him becoming violent with a truck driver. AB’s career has run along a similar path to Hernandez. As a WR, he had to have absorbed tremendous amounts of violent hits and undiagnosed concussions during the 15+ years he’s played football. Do you remember the hit from Vontze Birfict in a Steelers – Bengals playoff game?

    There has to be a logical reason for Brown repeatedly doing things that are destroying his life. As part of his last court appearance, the Judge ordered AB to undergo psychiatric evaluation. I hope they test for the buildup of the tau protein in his brain. Scientists are hoping the buildup of the tau protein is an early indicator of CTE as that is how the brain tries to repair itself. I love football but I hate seeing guys become vegetables from playing it.

  24. tylawspick6 says:
    January 30, 2020 at 3:15 pm
    patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm
    dcee101 says:
    January 30, 2020 at 2:11 pm
    On the next ESPN 30 for 30: The sad case of Antonio Brown.
    ———————
    Yes and they will make every excuse possible for Brown. I can’t believe no one in the league knew any of this before he signed with the Patriots. You would have thought Roger would have at least did an investigation on him going after a gm with racial slurs before letting him sign with the patriots. But Kraft says jump, Goodell says how high?

    27 16 Rate This

    —————————

    Umm, what?

    Listen to yourself. Your obsessive anti-Pats mentally deranged obsession doesn’t even make sense.

    The millisecond Brown signed with NE is when this sabotaging started. NE had no idea and actually ASKED Rosenhaus if there was any issues. Rosenhaus said no.

    It’s actually easier to argue if some crap team had signed Brown, if any of this garbage would have ever even happened in the first place.

    The timing of all of this screams of someone trying to take advantage of an admitted crazy person to get back at him.

    But, if ANYONE has explaining to do, it’s the Steelers for creating this monster for years and years and then dumping him off on Oakland.

    The Pats were warned about Hernandez and they still chose to employ the serial killer. Get off your high horse. Don’t act like the Patriots have morals. The owner participates in sex trafficking and the team has been caught cheating on multiple occasions. What AB was doing was child’s play for the Pats until the optics became so bad.

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