The feud between Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster played out publicly, with both ripping each other on Twitter in April.
Less than a year later, in the wake of Brown's legal troubles — including an incident at his home that led to him being charged with alleged battery this month — Smith-Schuster is worried for his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate's well-being.
"It’s different, for sure," Smith-Schuster said Thursday on Pro Football Talk Live. "I’m concerned, like you guys. It’s a tough situation for a guy if you take away his job and his passion. Being a guy looking from the outside to the inside, he’s definitely a different dude than who he was on the field."
Brown appeared in one game this season in Week 2 for the New England Patriots before the team cut him. He is facing a civil suit sexual assault accusation in Florida, and the league is still conduct an investigation tied to its personal conduct policy.
Brown recently told USA TODAY Sports he plans on returning to the NFL at some point in the future and regrets putting himself in what he called a "bad situation."