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JuJu Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown didn't end on good terms in Pittsburgh, as Brown was jealous that Smith-Schuster won Team MVP in 2018. Brown ultimately burned every bridge imaginable with the Steelers and was traded in March of 2019.
How can we forget when Brown publicly blamed Smith-Schuster for fumbling the season away by having a costly fumble against the Saints in Week 16 of the 2018 season, or when he called him "Boo Boo Shoester" for having a down year in 2019 when his quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played all but six quarters in the season.
Brown was off the rails for a while, but it seems like he's got his life back in order and he was a part of the Buccaneers Super Bowl-winning team this past season. He also caught a touchdown in the Big Game.
JuJu-Smith-Schuster was on “The Michael Irvin Podcast” recently and was asked about his relationship with Brown.
Smith-Schuster said he's ready to move on from the drama, and he's actually happy to see Brown win a title with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
"I wish nothing but the best for him, you know, for him to go out there and win a Super Bowl, like, congrats to him and, he keeps doing it," Smith-Schuster said.
Smith-Schuster said he would love to reach out to his former teammate, but Brown has blocked him on all social media platforms and his phone number.
“Honestly, if I could reach out I would,” Smith-Schuster told Irvin. “He’s blocked me on all social media -- between Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, my phone number. We just live our life.
"... I think he’s one of the best to ever do it, and if he didn’t have the falloff, I think our team would be amazing with him, Le’Veon (Bell), all those guys who were here.”
Irvin was disappointed to hear that Brown cut off their friendship by blocking Smith-Schuster. He asked Smith-Schuster if he tried to connect with him through other people, but Smith-Schuster said he hasn't taken that route yet.
“I’ve talked to my peoples about it. I just think that he’s on a whole another level,” Smith-Schuster said. “I think he’s just doing him. I think the best thing for him is going to Tom Brady, what he’s doing, I think that’s great. As far as reaching out and having my people talk to him -- still nothing. At end of day … I wish nothing but him and his family for the best and that’s it.”