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JuJu Smith-Schuster Hit With Huge Tackle After TikTok Dancing On The Cincinnati Bengals Logo

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Hit With Huge Tackle After TikTok Dancing On The Cincinnati Bengals Logo

Well, it's probably safe to say he won't be doing that again anytime soon.

When he's not scoring touchdowns and leaving defenders for dead with his dazzling footwork, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is a TikTok megastar.

With 30.5million likes and 2.6million fans (whatever that means), JuJu certainly pumps a lot of his spare time into the popular social media platform.

But it seems one of his TikTok clips has landed the 24-year-old in hot water with his rival players.

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One of his TikTok's videos involves dancing on his NFL opponent's logo during Pittsburgh's pregame warm-ups - a move that obviously doesn't sit too well with the teams he's lining up against.

It's understood he has done the dance against every team he's faced this season.

And in the build-up to the Steelers' clash against the Cincinnati Bengals, safety Vonn Bell and the entire Bengals defence were well aware of it and vowed to "hit him and let him know where he stands."

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But even after hearing these mid-week comments about how "disrespectful" he was being, JuJu still went ahead with the dance during the warm-up at the Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium.

This got under the skin of the Cincinnati defence, and when they got the opportunity to tackle Juju they let him know how they really felt by completely levelling him out.

On third down in the first quarter, JuJu received a pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger but before he even had a chance to turn he was met with a huge hit from Bell and the Bengals defence which ultimately forced a fumble.

The massive tackle left JuJu looking a little worse for wear as he slowly picked himself up off the turf.

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"I seen 19 [JuJu]," Bell said after the game.

"We had a call that freed me up, reading Ben's [Roethlisberger] eyes and just saying, 'Man, go make a play'. We were talking about it on the sideline. It just happened."

It was the sort of play that often turns the tide in games - and that's exactly what it did.

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The Bengals, without injured number one pick Joe Burrow, ended up winning 27-17 to hand the Steelers their third straight loss.

And after the game, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin said he would address his star wide receiver's pregame actions.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I am aware of it," Tomlin said.

"And I do plan to talk to JuJu. But we're professionals. I doubt any of those antics and things of that nature are legitimate motivating factors as you step into professional stadiums. It's about respect."

He was wrong.

It appears JuJu's TikTok dancing antics was definitely a motivating factor for the Bengals defence to hit him into 2021.

Topics: American Football, American football news, NFL News, NFL, Australia, TikTok

Max Sherry
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