Recently, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston had a message for Ravens safety Ed Reed.
In response, Reed has an apparent message for Preston.
No more talking.
“There’s guys like Mike Preston down here who want to report stuff and he can call it whatever he wants,” Reed told WKNR in Cleveland, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “Ex-sorry-football player who didn’t make it.”
Told by the host that Reed sounds angry, Reed said, “It is what it is. He has the pen in his hand and he can write anytime he wants. I could care less about the guy, but he’s just trying to make a name for himself saying what he wants to say, but he doesn’t understand the business. He’s never been in this business. He wanted to make it and he didn’t. Now he’s just sorry and writing what he wants to write. You know write the right thing.”
Reed wasn’t finished.
“They’re really nobody,” he said of the media more generally. “I’m sure they can tell you that I very rarely talk to them because of the things they say and do. They don’t work the right way some of them. It’s not everybody in the media, just certain people. I actually tried to contact Mike Preston this offseason to try and give him all the information, my surgery, everything, the truth of what’s going on. You take it and they do what they want to do. It’s no big deal to me. Those guys don’t motivate me, but I will confront them and talk to them when I know they’re wrong. Just try to write, get an article, and try to make a name off of you.”
Regardless of Reed’s opinions on Preston, Preston isn’t the only guy who has noticed a somewhat bizarre change in Reed, who has morphed into a grumpy old man of late, complaining about a wide range of actual and perceived indignities, possibly as he clumsily comes to terms with his own football mortality.