Charvarius Ward sounds off on “steroid boy” DeAndre Hopkins

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The news emerging in the aftermath of Monday night’s 49ers-Cardinals game has become far more interesting than anything that happened during the game itself.

In addition to Cardinals safety Budda Baker saying he doesn’t think everyone played hard during the 38-10 loss to whatever caused the Cardinals to fire offensive line coach Sean Kugler (don’t hold your breath for the story to be told during an upcoming episode of Hard Knocks), 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward has teed off on Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

“D Hop, he thinks he’s a tough guy,” Ward said in an appearance on KNBR, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “He thinks he still one of the best receivers in the league and he’s really not. He was trying to talk noise and talk hard all game. We’re not scared of him. He thought we were 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.”

Hopkins missed the first six games of the 2022 regular season, due to a suspension under the PED policy. He has denied knowingly ingesting a banned substance. (As many who test positive for PEDs do.)

Beyond the “steroid boy” comments, the allegations of dirty play are concerning. And if the NFL sees an evidence of Hopkins crossing the line, he could end up being suspended.

61 responses to “Charvarius Ward sounds off on “steroid boy” DeAndre Hopkins

  1. Dolphins fired a coach who finished 8-1 last year, surely they can fire Kingsbury.

    A fresh start is needed for most in Phoenix.

  2. Play nice boys. Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the game and the 49ers were doing their share of holding. If Hopkins isn’t any good, why did the 49ers’ DBs hold him all night?

  3. He’s not wrong. He’s not the only one juiced to the gills on that team. Cough jj watt cough

  4. Players have been literally going at each other’s throats forever and not getting caught even in the super bowl.

  5. It’s not often these days that anyone, let alone another player, talks badly of someone that was suspended for PEDs. It’s like we all just sit back and say “ok, you got caught, no biggie.”

  6. Love it. Hopkins came back from a PED suspension for cheating and he acted like he was Adrian Peterson coming off a career threaten8ng injury. The sheer hubris.

  7. Everyone’s acting like he didn’t catch nine balls last night with a bust qb. Stay humble ward; he’d destroy you one on one.

  8. Talking crap is part of the game, has been for a long time but, Charvarius Ward has the right to call’em as he sees them seeing how he’s never been accused or proven to play the game with a chemical edge. Wish the Chiefs could have afforded to keep him around.

  9. 60ftlesbianoctopus says:
    November 22, 2022 at 7:36 pm
    Love it. Hopkins came back from a PED suspension for cheating and he acted like he was Adrian Peterson coming off a career threaten8ng injury. The sheer hubris.

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    do you remember when AP got suspended for beating his child and making his testicles bleed? Not someone to be admired

  10. He’s not wrong. He’s not the only one juiced to the gills on that team. Cough jj watt cough.

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    Come on Man…. Why you bring JJ Watt in this? He had nothing to do with this.

  11. Easy for ward to talk trash when he’s surrounded by good players. If it’s one on one, I’m taking Hopkins all day. He’d burn ward 9 outta 10 plays.

  12. legarrettesfists says:
    November 22, 2022 at 7:34 pm
    D flop and kryler sittin in a tree…..

    M-I-S-S-I-N-G …

  13. ollmarshfield says:
    November 22, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Talking crap is part of the game, has been for a long time but, Charvarius Ward has the right to call’em as he sees them seeing how he’s never been accused or proven to play the game with a chemical edge. Wish the Chiefs could have afforded to keep him around.

    It’s always best to talk trash after a win. I suppose he believes they shut Hopkins down, too.

    Hopkins: Nine receptions for 91-yards on 12 targets.

    This is with Colt McCoy throwing him the ball. I wonder if Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady would like to play with Hopkins? Probably easier to name the quarterbacks who would NOT want him on their squad.

  14. Comments saying hes always been a cheater with nothing but one incident to back it up is pathetic

  15. This makes Ward look less than he looked yesterday. Here comes a team. The 49ers. Looking good. The team is looking good. But there has to be one guy that wants to grab the headlines and take away from what his teammates have done. Poor taste. Just play football and zip it. Ask someone what Ronnie Lott would do. How did Ronnie handle himself? Ronnie did his communicating on the field, and the WRs heard him loud and clear. It’s what winners do.

  16. charliecharger says:
    November 22, 2022 at 7:28 pm
    Play nice boys. Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the game and the 49ers were doing their share of holding. If Hopkins isn’t any good, why did the 49ers’ DBs hold him all night?
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    Ward is rarely speaking about anything. If he’s riled up it’s probable that Hopkins crossed some line.
    Also, it’s easy to be one of the “best” taking PEDs. Btw, he’s not anywhere near Jefferson, Kupp, Tyreek, Adams, Diggs and many others.

  17. “Hopkins still went for 91 yards against them with a backup qb throwing to him.”

    And not one of those was in the red zone — let alone the end zone.

  18. Hopkins had a pretty solid night and Colt McCoy was the QB. Is Ward trying to be Richard Sherman? Just shut up and play.

  19. Hopkins dominated that sorry defensive backfield with a 36 year old washed up backup QB, a horrid OLine and a terrible game plan.

    Big talk for someone who Russel Wilson beat.

  20. Did anyone notice Kyler Murray looking sad because they took his tablet last night? Guess the Cards didn’t want him playing Call of Duty mobile

  21. I was amazed that Kyler Murray didn’t play. Maybe it shouldn’t be that way, but winning football players–QBs that are leaders–are out there for their team through much worse than Murray’s hammy tweak. Justin Herbert didn’t miss a snap with fractured rib cartilage, Josh Allen hasn’t missed a snap despite a bum elbow, etc. Especially at this point in the season, against one of your arch rivals and your team’s season on the brink of irrelevancy, you do what you have to do to take the field and lead them. Not Murray. He was content to watch, snug in his warm hoodie.

  22. Houston didn’t ship Hopkins away for no reason. The cards organization is going to be making a look of changes if they want to fix their team.

  23. egomaniac247 says:
    November 22, 2022 at 8:53 pm
    Hopkins still went for 91 yards against them with a backup qb throwing to him.

    So? 38 – 10. Who’s smiling?

  24. In what universe is 9 catches for 91 yards getting “locked up”?

    He sounds silly. Also seems he has an inferiority complex with Hopkins.

    He is still one of the best wrs in the league.

    But no one will mistake ward for being one of the best corners.

  25. Who is Charvarius Ward? This is the first time I’ve ever heard of him. Sounds like a blowhard.

  26. If all you cared about was the Dub, you wouldn’t be yip yapping like you are right now. You didn’t beat the greatest team ever assembled genius, show some humility.

  27. Hopkins is a joke of player just like Julian Edelman. Edelman robbed deserving players of a roster spot because of his selfishness and lack of playing ability. How he still gets endorsements is beyond me. Let’s teach our kids that cheating pays off. Then again, he did learn from best, Bill and Ted, I mean Tom.

  28. The did not ‘stop’ Hopkins if he caught 9 of 12 targets for 91 yards. Thats not a blowaway performance, but still a respectable stat line. What they did was stop everything else on the team, including stopping McCoy, which reduced the number of balls that Hopkins had available to catch.

  29. “And if the NFL sees an evidence of Hopkins crossing the line, he could end up being suspended.”

    There is clear and indisputable evidence of whatever Hopkins did/didn’t do on the field. It wont’ be resulting in a suspension. First, he’s a star. Second, he’s a receiver and the league clearly allows offensive players to get away with things that would get defensive players flagged and/or suspended.

  30. Ward is an overrated joke. Hopkins has earned his stripes and would still roast Ward. As far as the in game stuff, the 49ers CBs hold and hang on to WRs more than anyone in the league. Still cannot figure out why everyone on that team and their fans think the 49ers are something special. A group of overrated players being coached by a fake genius, with a QB who will blow it in crunch time who nobody else in the NFL was even remotely interested in taking.

  31. Hopkins still went for 91 yards against them with a backup qb throwing to him.

    I hope you do realize that playing a cover 4 shell defense, the idea is to not let them score and keep everything in front of you. 2 catches in the 2nd half with zero tuddy’s is “locked down” in the scheme of the defense.

  32. D Hop had Colt McCoy. The 49ers have a stacked roster. “We weren’t scared of him” well then why did you have at least a 7 yard cushion on him every snap?

    I’m not even a ARI or D Hop fan, but clearly you guys were bracketing him scared he’d go over the top on you. He IS still one of the best WRs in the league.

    Probably because of the steroids… haha

  33. That will be a distraction for the 49ers. Dumb move. Just leave it on the field. Now caused your coaches to answer questions about something unnecessary all week. Winning is enough. No need to talk.

  34. ollmarshfield says:
    November 22, 2022 at 7:51 pm
    Talking crap is part of the game, has been for a long time but, Charvarius Ward has the right to call’em as he sees them seeing how he’s never been accused or proven to play the game with a chemical edge. Wish the Chiefs could have afforded to keep him around.

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    Every player can say whatever they want, but after you’ve already beat a team what’s the value to talking after the game? Talking trash on the field is fine but creating off field controversies can only hurt the team. It can’t help.

  35. I don’t know that it’s smart to be calling out players on other teams for PEDs. I’m pretty sure there are players on every team that have used or are using PEDs. Probably just let the league handle that unless you want to have the microscope on your team.

  36. egomaniac247 says:
    November 22, 2022 at 8:53 pm
    Hopkins still went for 91 yards against them with a backup qb throwing to him

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    And his team got trounced

  37. I like the win but not the talk after the game. The whole first half Hopkins made the 49ers DBs look like clowns.

  38. If you watch the game D-Hop had 87 yards in the first half and only had 1 catch for 4yds in the second half… 49ers did something right after halftime to shut him down… just can’t read final box stats and say he was killing them in the first half… just like that meme says … I’m not going to lie they had us in the first half….

  39. If you’re going to talk big at least know what you’re talking about. Hopkins was not suspended for using steroids. Trace amounts of Ostarine that scientifically either would not have been enough to effect anything or would have been found in multiple previous tests were found.

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