Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last the last year, you’re very aware of the on-field beef between not only the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, but between veteran linebacker Vontaze Burfict and superstar rookie Juju Smith-Schuster. In a week 13 matchup, Smith-Schuster blasted Burfict with a blindside block during a passing play to running back Le’veon Bell. Smith-Schuster then stood over the fallen Burfict and taunted him as he laid on the turf. Burfict was carted off the field but was later reported to be in good health.
Fast forward a few months and it has been reported that Burfict tested positive for PED’s on December 27, 2017. The positive test was after the he was knocked out of the matchup with the Steelers on December 4, 2017. Burfict is blaming the positive test on medications that he was prescribed for pain due to the hit from Smith-Schuster. Juju took to twitter to disagree with the statements, and in classic JuJu form they were entertaining.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict faces a four-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy and reportedly plans to argue that the positive test came from using medications prescribed following a concussion and/or a shoulder injury last December.
Burfict suffered the concussion in a December 4 game against the Steelers when he was hit in the head by Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. Smith-Schuster responded to Burfict’s position on Twitter Saturday.
With the current NFL rules focusing on player safety, it is understandable why the hit drew flags. Smith-Schuster was fined $36,454.50 for the hit. NFL policy will not allow the exact name of what drug Burfict tested positive for to be released, but whatever it was it is clear that Juju does not agree he is to blame. Flip the page for his tweets.