After trading Twitter barbs with Antonio Brown this offseason, JuJu Smith-Schuster is disappointed with how things ended with the All-Pro.
Smith-Schuster this week kicks off his first Pittsburgh Steelers minicamp as the No. 1 receiver after the team traded Brown to the Oakland Raiders.
"The man's a role model. In that situation, I didn't want it to end like that," Smith-Schuster said from his locker Wednesday. "I have no hard feelings against him. Obviously if we're ever in the same room, I'm going to say what's up to him. I think hatred is a huge word to use against somebody. At the end of the day he's a great player, he comes out every day with work ethic. He worked hard. Other than that, I don't have anything toward him like that."
Brown demanded a trade shortly after leaving the Steelers in Week 17 -- the same week Smith-Schuster won the locker room's Most Valuable Player award for catching 111 passes for 1,426 yards, both team highs. Brown was traded in March, and the next month, he pointed out Smith-Schuster's shortcoming to a fan on twitter highlighting Smith-Schuster's MVP.