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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith and suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant get into war of words on Twitter

Stephan A. Smith is a polarizing figure in the world of sports, and he and suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant got into a back-and-forth spat on Twitter recently.

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Most fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers haven't thought much about suspended wide receiver Martavis Bryant much. After all, he is suspended for the 2016 season and the team is gearing up for the start of the regular season in a few weeks. However, Bryant's name was injected into social media today as he and ESPN's First Take co-host Stephen A. Smith got into a war of words on Twitter.

The entire rift between the two stemmed from Smith's comments on the First Take show in regarding Bryant working with high school wide receivers in his time away from the NFL. You can see his comments below:

Anyone who knows Stephen A. Smith for his time on ESPN, or on the radio, knows he doesn't pull punches. He says what he thinks, and it can ruffle feathers. Which is what it did when Bryant responded to his tweet publicly.

This initiated a back-and-forth between the two which got rather heated...

The interaction stopped there, but Bryant still was very open about not being a fan of Smith's opinion.

In the grand scheme of things, this is all background noise in the 2016 preseason. However, it is the first time anyone has heard from Bryant since his suspension -- even on social media. Bryant is preparing for a season of his own, as a coach, while his actual teammates will begin their journey for a 7th Lombardi trophy here in a few weeks.