JuJu Smith-Schuster Is Making Jokes About His One Game Suspension On Twitter
JuJu Smith-Schuster delivered one of the most polarizing hits of the season on Monday when the rookie wideout delivered a devastating blow to the perpetually controversial Vontaze Burfict.
Smith-Schuster led with his shoulder but made helmet-t0-helmet contact with Burfict and added insult to injury by standing over Burfict as a taunting mechanism. The 21-year-old USC alum was suspended for one game and will likely be hit with a fine today.
Many NFL players and talking heads have expressed their disagreement with the penalty, likening JuJu’s hit to the malicious elbow drop Rob Gronkowski delivered on a defenseless Bills’ defensive back on Sunday. The two were given equal punishments.
“I didn’t think it was warranted,” Ben Roethlisberger said about the suspension. Steelers safety Mike Mitchell went on a super viral rant about the NFL’s double standard in penalizing players. And alleged murderer-turned-analyst Ray Lewis declared “The game is in real trouble.”
In typical JuJu fashion, he has taken a more light-hearted stance on the matter, making jokes about his suspension on Twitter.
For most of us, forfeiting tens of thousands of dollars for one workplace incident would tear us apart. But JuJu is barely old enough to drink a beer and he’s already secured a four-year, $4,195,778 contract that included a $1,191,476 signing bonus. I was struggling to fill up my gas tank at that age.
[h/t For The Win]