The days of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster doing viral TikTok dances on opposing teams' logos are seemingly coming to a screeching halt.
Speaking with reporters, JuJu said that he's going to quit the trend "for the betterment of myself and my teammates," though he prefaced by insisting the videos aren't intended to be disrespectful and are simply for his fans on social media to enjoy.
When asked whether he would continue showing off his moves somewhere else on the field, JuJu responded, "I don't wanna be a distraction to anybody. If it's getting to the point where you guys are asking my teammates and coaches, there is no point, and ideally, I'll probably just do everything in-house."
Bruhh! If you paid any attention to NFL action this past weekend, you saw the rough highlight leading to his decision: JuJu catches a short pass, turns his head upfield and almost immediately gets rocked by Cincinnati Bengals safety Vonn Bell, who forces a high-flying fumble.
Prior to the hit, of course, the 24-year-old mocked those who told him to stop filming for TikTok, bouncing around to Popp Hunna's "Corvette Corvette" at midfield. The Steelers ended up losing 27-17, dropping their third game in a row.
In his defense, he was doing the same thing when the Steelers were hot, winning 11 games in a row to start the season. There wasn't a whole lot of criticism then.
For the kids: Something no one can hate on is JuJu's holiday initiative with Walmart, as they gave 200 Pennsylvania kids each a $100 gift card to purchase toys and other presents.