Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster pushed back driver’s test
Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had at one time hoped to become a licensed driver Tuesday.
Smith-Schuster — a rookie whose bicycle theft last week made news around the country — previously told the Tribune-Review that he got his learner’s permit seven days ago and was scheduled to take his road test today.
But later Tuesday, he told Tribune-Review news partner WPXI that he pushed the test back.
— Alby Oxenreiter (@albyox) October 31, 2017
Smith-Schuster’s bike has been his main mode of transportation, but it was reported stolen on Oct. 24. The next day, authorities found it in Mt. Oliver and returned it to the 20-year-old football player.
Other media outlets have reported he is taking the test Tuesday and this week, which is what he initially told the hosts of 96.1’s morning show last week.
— Mikey (@fsmikey) October 27, 2017
A parody Twitter account for Smith-Schuster’s yet-to-be-obtained license was created.
— JuJu's License (@JuJusLicense) October 28, 2017
To obtain a learner’s permit in Pennsylvania , would-be drivers 16 and older must pass a written test and physical exam, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Smith-Schuster is not subject to the six-month waiting period and 65 hours of adult-supervised driving that the department requires of those under 18 with a learner’s permit.Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @byrenatta.