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Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:59 pm
 
By Will Brinson

Victor Cruz made a name for himself this season by piling up ridiculous receiving stats and emerging as the Giants biggest weapon in the passing game (even if he did get passed over for a first-team All-Pro award).

He also made enough waves with his trademark post-touchdown Salsa dance that he was invited on "Dancing With the Stars."

However, according to our Giants Rapid Reporter Alex Raskin, the wideout turned down the show's offer.

"I kind of knew it was coming, but you don't really know until it comes," Cruz said Friday, via Newsday. "I just want to be focused on football and focused on what's to come and I'm just not at the point in my career where I feel like I need to do that."

It's a smart move by Cruz, considering that he's not exactly sitting on a monster contract. He makes under $500,000 and won't become a free agent until after 2013.

Not only could he get hurt, but treating football as priority No. 1 will go a long way towards showing the Giants he's serious about improving his game, justifying his 2011 season and the belief that he's developing into one of the top receivers in the game.

Besides, if Cruz performs in the playoffs and 2012 at the same level as he did on 2011, then he'll be too big-time to even worry about DTWS.


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Comments

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:59 am
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

I will honestly say, I am an Eagles Fan, but I really like Victor Cruz.

This article shows that he plays the game the right way. Unlike T.O, Ochocinco, and some of these other Diva WR's, Cruz realizes that it is important to him and to his team to focus on bettering his game, and not to use the off season as a time to play around, and go on Television shows.

Victor Cruz is already becoming one of the best receivers in the game, and will only continue to get better.

Good find in this guy Giants Fans. I would love to have him on my team.



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:23 am
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

Lumpoco your post was awful.  Thank god syrphynx (sp?) owned you on the next post.  In the post that suggested DWTS needed a celebrity version was funny and accurate.  Lumpoco, that post was referring to the fact that people on the show are usually some D list/washed up has been.  You took offense probably because you wait all week to watch Chaz Bono (only famous because his mom is Cher and because he has a vagina.  Excuse me, had) stumble around the stage while you blog your own scores and critiques for the dancers.  We are on to you Lumpoco.

Victor Cruz is smart to not do this kind of stunt at this point in his career.  Its one thing if you are already retired and on your way to Canton as Jerry and Emmit did.  I tip my cap to Cruz for being aware that it would be a dumb move.  He has work to do to justify his performance this year.  He was a relative unknown coming out of college. I like to think I am an educated sports fan and I live 30 minutes from UMASS where Cruz went to school and I never even heard of him until the jets Giants preseason game last year.  Love the fact he comes in as an underdog and now owns the Giants all time single season receiving yard record in his second season.  Salsa young man salsa, just in the endzone this Sunday and many other Sunday's to follow.
Go Giants!!!!



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 12:41 pm
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

Thank God our Victor Cruuuuuuz is very well aware that he's got better things to care about now and in the near future.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:56 am
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

If someone doesn't know who Victor Cruz is, then I'd say they probably watch more shows like Dancing With The Stars than football anyway.



Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:38 am
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

He was being sarcastic. You're way too sensitive, chill out! You follow sports and you don't know who Victor Cruz is at this point? He's one of the best WRs in football! Take your bipolar medicine, this was a weird retort.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:09 am
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

Your comments are probably the worse I have read on cbssports and that includes the garbage that Dodd, Doyel, Prisco and Judge write.

Seems to me if you are open to watching a made up show with a made up acronym I doubt you are doing well in life. Your attitude seems rather apathetic. Do you happen to live in the basment or attic of your parents home? 

The point I was going to make before replying to these weird comments is that I still don't know who Victor Cruz is.
Actually your comments are easily the worst (not worse). Are you projecting? Are you the one who lives in his parents' "basment" because of your apathetic attitude towards precision use of the english language in writing?

It wouldn't be so idiotic if that wasn't precisely what you got on the other guy for. He mistyped an acronym for some shitty show he likely doesn't watch, you called him out on it and them proceeded to butcher your spelling in your "burn" post. I don't think I've ever seen such unintentional self-ownage on Sportsline before.

Dude, you are extremely stupid.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 1:14 am
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

"Thank God. Now I can still like him. You know what dancing with the stars needs? A celebrity version."

Dude...are you smoking too much weed? Because Dancing With the Stars only includes celebrities. Hence the use of the word "stars" in the show's title. If you were trying to be sarcastic you failed to do that. But congrats on making yourself look like a fool! :)


"Who really cares..? Hell, I'd take the chance on the made up acronym over watching celebrities dance around."

Your comments are probably the worse I have read on cbssports and that includes the garbage that Dodd, Doyel, Prisco and Judge write.

Seems to me if you are open to watching a made up show with a made up acronym I doubt you are doing well in life. Your attitude seems rather apathetic. Do you happen to live in the basment or attic of your parents home? 

The point I was going to make before replying to these weird comments is that I still don't know who Victor Cruz is. Every time I think of victor the athlete I think of Victor the catcher/DH who played for the Indians and the Red Sox. Why not ask him to be on the show? At least Victor Martinez isn't a loser like Victor Cruz.  



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 12:36 am
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

Thank God. Now I can still like him. You know what dancing with the stars needs? A celebrity version. 



Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:58 pm
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

DTWS? Lol, try DWTS!

Who really cares..? Hell, I'd take the chance on the made up acronym over watching celebrities dance around.



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:51 pm
 

Victor Cruz turns down 'Dancing With the Stars'

Good for him. Better things lie ahead.


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