It’s probably fitting that, in the same week Jets coach Rex Ryan gave the NFL a pro wrestling feel, one of the guys with whom Ryan has verbally sparred would like to apply a piledriver to yours truly.
Yep, Miami linebacker Channing Crowder wants to beat me up.
He thinks I called him a douche bag on Friday night. (I’ll leave it to the readers to decide whether I was referring to Crowder or to Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin.)
So here’s the exchange Crowder had with reporters on Saturday, via Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
“Hey, you know this guy from ProFootballTalk.com?” Crowder said.
“You mean Mike Florio?” Berardino said.
“Well, you tell Mike Florio to come to my house and call me a
‘douche bag’ to my face,” Crowder said. “Just tell him to come to [my
housing development] and take two lefts and a right and look for the
house with the Dodge Ram out front. I’ll be waiting there for him and
he can call me that to my face and we can talk about it.”
I’m not as concerned about being beaten up as I am about Florida laws that tend to allow folks to blow gaping holes into the bodies of people who are on their property. So, for that reason, I won’t be visiting Crowder at his home.
But I’d be happy to talk to him about the situation at a neutral site, with cameras present. Not because I think the cameras would keep him from beating me up, but because the cameras would generate evidence that would be far more persuasive at the civil trial for assault and battery.