By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Over the years, some Steelers and other NFL players have made names for themselves as avid social media users.
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While Steeler’s linebacker Devin Bush has a Twitter account, this week he made his stance on TikTok clear: “If you’re a grown man and have TikTok on your phone” – don’t be around him.
This caught some attention as wide receivers Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster are known for their videos on the platform.
On July 1, Claypool replied to Bush’s tweet with “Yikes !!”
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Even JJ Watt of the Arizona Cardinals, who has two brothers with the Steelers, said, “You have to build your own locker room over there, brother.”
Bush followed up the tweet with another that same day, tagging Claypool and Smith-Schuster and telling them that he did not “mention” their names and that it should not be “confused” [with their] Heads ”on their relationship with Bush.
Claypool tweeted back one more time, seeming to purify the air: “I will never let social media dictate the way I perceive someone.” I know you and I know that you are nothing but solid. ✊🏽 all the best at this end. ”
In the past, the Steelers’ use of social media has received both support and anger from fans and players across the NFL.
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Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva made headlines in May when he dwarfed the team for their use of social media.