Updated: Nov 10, 2020
(Screengrab from NFL on ESPN on Twitter)
JuJu Smith-Schuster mimicked Terrell Owens' infamous star celebration after a 31-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, but it didn't entirely go to plan.
During the broadcast, Smith-Schuster was seen running toward the middle of the field with the ball in his hand after the score when Cowboys' defensive end Randy Gregory smacked it out of his hands. Gregory was called for a personal foul for the act.
The Cowboys had a feeling that Smith-Schuster had a star celebration up his sleeve.
“Absolutely,” defensive tackle Antwaun Woods told Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I saw a video before the game that had him on the star. I knew that was something he might do. I was going to make sure he didn’t get there. We have zero-tolerance for that.”
Instead of doing the celebration on the star in the middle of the field, Smith-Schuster settled for doing it near the Steelers sideline. Smith-Schuster said James Conner stopped him from doing it on the star because he didn't want the team to be penalized or a fight breaking out.