JuJu Smith-Schuster Destroys Vontaze Burfict With Dirty Blindside Block, Then Stands Over Him
Juju Smith-Schuster is probably going to get ejected after tonight’s Bengals-Steelers game. In the fourth quarter of the game, Smith-Schuster delivered a vicious blindside block on notorious Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. After the hit, Smith-Schuster stood over Burfict to taunt him.
Burfict was unable to get up on his own accord and was forced to get carted off the field.
Smith-Schuster was somehow not ejected from the game for the hit but several people on Twitter are calling for him to get suspended.
Update: Smith-Schuster apologized for the hit and standing over Burfict after the play in a statement on Twitter.
I don’t have any intentions to hurt anyone when I play football. I didn’t mean to hurt Vontez Burfict, I just wanted to throw a block for my teammate. I apologize for standing over him and that isn’t me. Praying he gets better.
There’s no place for that hit in this league especially when Ryan Shazier left the game on a stretcher just an hour earlier. The league will probably come down hard on Smith-Schuster but hopefully we can move on from this ugly ugly game that saw two players get carted off the field.