The effects of Monday's 38-10 drubbing at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers are still lingering for the Arizona Cardinals.
Assistant coach Sean Kugler was dismissed for his actions following the game, veteran safety Budda Baker called out his teammates for a perceived lack of effort, and now DeAndre Hopkins has been targeted by a member of the 49ers.
Fifth-year cornerback Charvarius Ward was apparently holding a grudge with Hopkins, as he sounded off on the five-time Pro Bowler during a radio appearance Tuesday.
Ward's "steroid boy" slight is in reference to Hopkins' PED suspension served earlier in the season. But beyond this insult, Ward made a number of accusations that the league may wind up looking into.
"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," Ward said.
These alleged penalties aren't to be taken lightly, so don't be surprised to hear about the league reviewing this apparent misconduct in the coming days.
Oddly, prior to Ward's rant, there didn't appear to be bad blood between Hopkins and the Niners. After the game, DeAndre still congratulated Brandon Aiyuk without a hint of drama.