Charvarius Ward fired the first shot, but DeAndre Hopkins is looking to land a real one.
After San Francisco’s 38-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night in Mexico City, the 49ers cornerback talked about how much he did not like Hopkins and the way he was playing on the field. He referred to him as “steroid boy” after Hopkins previously was suspended for the first six games of the 2022 NFL season for violating the league’s Performance Enhancing Drug Policy.
Ward’s comments went viral and he doubled down on his nickname by saying it again on Instagram.
Hopkins has responded twice already, but his third time addressing had him taking the beef to another sport.
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“I’m not the kind of guy to go to social media and stuff like that,” Hopkins said. “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.”
For what it’s worth, Hopkins is listed at 6-foot-1, 212 pounds, while Ward is listed at 6-1, 195 pounds.
These two teams will play again late in the year, but based off their current path, it’s likely neither Ward nor Hopkins will be playing in that game that won’t mean much to either of them.
In just five games this year, Hopkins has 45 receptions for 487 yards and two touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.