In the memoir that Victor Cruz wrote after his first full year as an NFL player, he made it clear that he wasn’t a fan of 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers purloining his salsa dance touchdown celebration after an interception against the Giants.
Rogers said earlier this week that he’ll break out his version of the dance again this year should he make a play that warrants such celebration and, as you’d imagine, such an idea doesn’t sit well with Cruz. He said that he considers the dance “sacred” because he does it in honor of his late grandmother and said it would be “a slap in the face” if Rogers were to put on his dancing shoes this year.
“I obviously won’t be OK with that,” Cruz said on a conference call with the San Francisco media, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “But it is what it is. He’s going to choose what he wants to do. It is what it is. I’m not going to try to retaliate or go crazy. That’s not me. But it obviously won’t sit well with me, as I’ve stated in the past.”
Cruz might not have anything to worry about. Rogers told Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group that he wasn’t aware Cruz did the dance to honor his grandmother and Rogers said that the information “definitely” changes his plans to bust it out on Sunday. Unless he plans to replace it with a mambo step, that should put an end to the possibility of Dancing With the Stars breaking out at Candlestick in Week Six.