DeAndre Hopkins responds to Charvarius Ward calling him 'steroid boy'
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DeAndre Hopkins refused to get into a war of words with Charvarius Ward as he noted that as an NFL player he never knows when he might share the same locker room with a certain player. On Monday Night Football, the Arizona Cardinals took on the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico City.
After the 49ers defeated the Cardinals 38-10, 49ers cornerback Ward ripped "steroid boy" Hopkins. In the offseason, Hopkins tested positive for a banned substance and he was banned for the first six games of this season. “I’m not the kind of guy to go to social media and stuff like that.
Obviously, it sounded very personal. The crazy thing about this league, is that you never know when you might end up on a team with somebody. It is what it is, I’m not the kind of guy to give a public service announcement about somebody else, but we’re all in the fraternity together.
I hate to hear a guy talk like that about somebody, about anybody. So for me, I pray for people like that, but you know a lot of people are tough when they can go and tell you something or say something. But I respect guys like Le’Veon Bell who get in that boxing ring.
I wish there was something that that guy over there that said something to me, I would definitely love to get in the boxing ring and see how tough he is in real life," Hopkins said.
What Ward exactly said about Hopkins?
According to Ward, Hopkins was trying to trash talk 49ers defenders the entire game.
Also, Ward accused Hopkins of playing dirty and added the Cardinals wideout wasn't anymore among the best receivers in the game. “D Hop, he think he a tough guy. He think he still one of the best receivers in the league and he really not.
He was trying to talk noise and talk hard all game. We not scared of him. He thought we was scared of him. He tried to intimidate us, but forget him, we did our thing. We went out there and got a dub and we did our job. He was just yip-yapping all game, but we don’t care about that.
We just wanted to win. He was getting locked up. He was doing some dirty things. He tried to clip me, he grabbed me by the throat. He grabbed my facemask on one play, so I don’t respect his game. That’s steroid boy," Ward said.
Meanwhile, Hopkins and the Cardinals have much bigger problems. After the loss to the 49ers, they fell to a 4-7 record and are looking like a team that will miss the playoffs. Tonight, the Cardinals are hosting the Los Angeles Chargers.