Antonio Brown offers reward for Steelers rookie's stolen bike
Oct 25 2017
JuJu Smith-Schuster delivered one of the best touchdown celebrations of the season Sunday in a win over the Bengals, but the work week got off to an terrible start for the 20-year-old rookie. I just want to be the best player that I can be on and off the field...and I want to be given the chance to be that. That wasn't the face, Heyward said, of someone who was anxious.
This Steelers team is good and has a chance to get back to the AFC championship.
Smith-Schuster, who scored his third touchdown of the season on a 31-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter against the Bengals, said he spoke to Bryant and didn't take Bryant's frustrations personally. According to his agent, Thomas Santanello, Bryant went to a doctor Monday morning and did not report the Steelers facility. He was set to return this year and was expected to be an integral part of the Steelers' offense moving forward, but the latter has not occurred. "And like I said, there's only one ball".
Then there's Bryant himself to ESPN's Josina Anderson: "I feel like it is necessary for me to talk to everyone". I worked my ass off to get myself back with no help and little support, period.
Smith-Schuster could just purchase a new bike, but this one clearly is special to him. He reportedly requested a trade last week. "It's hard to spread it around".
As one National Football League personnel director pointed out, Bryant's talent is probably worth a late-round pick in exchange for a potential midseason spark for a sagging offense. "Because we can use him". He's a great player, great athlete.
Even though he still has two years on his rookie contract, any team trading for him would be taking a major risk. "He says some things when he's not around us that are somewhat of a distraction, and I say somewhat because we're having to field questions about it, not because it's high on my damn agenda".
It's not the first time Bryant has gone after a teammate on social media.