The Eagles are trying to put the kibosh on Wednesday’s spitting incident by a team employee. Andy Reid brushed off a question about it, and the Eagles players didn’t have anything to say. That’s to be expected.
The story won’t quite die yet though. It’s created a stir in both towns, and Cowboys receiver Patrick Crayton had interesting thoughts on the matter.
“I don’t even know what the repercussions are, what the Philly
people did to him, the owner and everything. I don’t know if he’s been
fired or fined or anything. If there was no action, then that let’s you
know what the owner of Philly and the people up there think about it as
The Eagles, in fact, announced that website editor Dave Spadaro will not be punished and will attend Sunday’s game. (We recommend a helmet.)
Crayton contrasts that lack of action to last offseason when an Eagles game-day employee was fired for a Facebook message criticizing the loss of Brian Dawkins.
“My thing is, if they fired a guy over MySpace [actually Facebook] over
a former player, and this guy comes down here and spits on another
team’s logo and nothing is done about that, it let’s us know what
Philly thinks about it,” Crayton said.
Crayton is right. You can spit on someone else’s logo, but can’t spit where you eat and expect to survive.