Watching the Steelers miss out on the playoffs this past season obviously came as a huge surprise since the team seemed to be in ideal position to earn at least a Wild Card spot, but also for Brown to blame Smith-Schuster for what took place is simply ridiculous.
As seen in the IG post embedded below, Brown posted a screenshot of a private DM that JuJu had sent him in 2015, back when JuJu was still playing college ball at USC. He showed support for his fellow wide receiver from the Pro Bowl but made clear he wouldn't be involved. It would be hard to argue Brown did not feel threatened by Smith-Schuster last season.
Smith-Schuster took to Twitter at 3:07 p.m. responding to Brown. And frankly, it's downright impressive that Smith-Schuster had the confidence and smarts to reach out to Brown with hopes of learning how to be a professional.
Smith-Schuster wanted to focus on his development on and off the field. "Ben has taught me so much, he's a true Leader and I can't wait to rock with my guy this season". "They will do and say anything to make sure they going to get paid even if it's compromising integrity or anything!"
Brown then refused to practice, complained of knee pain but refused to go for an MRI and then went AWOL on the team before consequently being benched by head coach Mike Tomlin for his team's Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. If the latter is in fact done with Brown, it might not be long before Steelers fans tweet at him, if only to ask, "What took you so long?"