He got more money. He's out of Pittsburgh. But he's not done kicking up dust.
Sunday, a fan attempted to get under Brown's skin by tweeting him an image which congratulated JuJu Smith-Schuster on becoming the team's 2018 Most Valuable Player.
Brown fired back with this:
Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game of year ! Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days ! 🤙🏾 by the way check the list https://t.co/2SWWT8k0jx
It didn't take long for Smith-Schuster to respond, either:
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?
Brown, of course, was referring to Smith-Schuster's costly fumble against the Saints during Week 16 of the 2018 season. Smith-Schuster lost the ball during the Steelers' final drive of the game, and the team lost, 31-28. Then, they missed the playoffs by a half game, and clearly Brown holds Smith-Schuster responsible.
Yeah, no, Mr. Brown. It doesn't work like that. Any number of plays cost the Steelers the season. You can't distill it down to one moment like that.
What's worse is that it shows Brown hasn't — and maybe can't — move on. It also gives some validity to the claims that Brown's antics began as a result of Smith-Schuster being voted the team's MVP.
You can cut this many ways, and none of them makes Brown look any better. This is just a bad, bad look for Brown. Consider it the 447th bridge he's burnt.