CINCINNATI — JuJu Smith-Schuster is a man of his word.
The Steelers’ star wide receiver caused a fuss when the Buffalo Bills reacted to him dancing on their logo during pregame warmups before the Steelers game at Buffalo on Sunday.
When asked about it this week, Smith-Schuster said he wasn’t going to stop dancing, something that he started before the start of this season on the TikTok social media platform. Smith-Schuster has danced at midfield in Pittsburgh and on the road in places like Dallas and Jacksonville, and on Monday night, he did the same on Monday night in Cincinnati.
“I’m not going to stop being myself,” Smith-Schuster said this week. “I’m going to be the Juju I’ve came in to be — authentic. TikTok is a new platform that I’ve used to touch my fans and grow. This is something I’ve been doing, since the start of the season, mid season. I even did it on a Cowboys logo. So it’s like, it’s not not just their logo, but the Steelers logo and, and I’m trying to just keep doing it, you know. I’m just having fun doing myself. … Yes, we lost. They had a few words to say, and it is what it is. So, yeah, I’m not gonna stop doing it.”
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said after the loss at Buffalo that he hadn’t seen Smith-Schuster’s video, but that he did not believe it to be a concern when it comes to the game played on the field.
“These are professional players,” Tomlin said. “These guys are motivated each and every week. Sometimes they say things in an effort to provide a vision of motivation and things of that nature. I doubt, knowing the group that coaches that team Sean McDermott, I’m sure they were motivated in all the proper ways and that had very little relevance in how that game was played.”