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Crowder says Ireland should be fined

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Last week, Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland muttered the word “asshole” under his breath to a Dolphins fan who suggested that Ireland should fire himself.

This morning, former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder said that he was twice fined by Ireland for similar conduct.

Once, Crowder used the word “balls” in reference to the Saints when talking to the media, and Ireland fined Crowder $5,000.  Ireland also fined Crowder roughly $5,000 for cursing out a Jets fan of another team who had initiated unpleasantries with Crowder.  (Crowder was warned for previously cursing out a Bengals fan.)

“Listen here you idiot,” Crowder declared on WQAM’s Countdown to Kickoff, “I cussed out a Cincinnati fan and a Jet fan.  You cussed out a Dolphin fan who pays your bills!  You’re retarded.  Can I please fine you now?”

Crowder also suggested that Ireland should have a “babysitter,” if he’s planning to mingle with the fans on game day.  And Crowder thinks Ireland should have denied saying what he said, which would have turned the whole thing into a he said/she said pissing match.

But that would have only made it a bigger story, with a coverup becoming potentially worse than the crime.  So Ireland was wise to tell the truth.

Still, Crowder’s reference to a possible double standard makes sense, unless and until Ireland gets fined for the kind of conduct for which he’d likely fine a player.

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12 Responses to “Crowder says Ireland should be fined”
  1. schmitty2 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:29 PM

    The picture pretty much explains Crowder in a nutshell

  2. kennytarpon says: Sep 23, 2012 12:31 PM

    *facepalm*

  3. rick32883 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:38 PM

    cussing out a fan .. and mumbling something under your breathe are two totally different things mr crowder .. no it shouldnt happen .. doesnt mean you get to be bitter because you were terrible and got cut .. calling someone retarded on a radio show because you’re bitter should get you fined or fired from where ever they brought you from the slumps

  4. joetoronto says: Sep 23, 2012 12:38 PM

    Anybody with any business sense knows he should have been fired.

  5. droopyyydog1 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:44 PM

    The last person anyone should listen to is this jerk. He was”retiring” for a year and then going to come back strong. Imagine that no one else needed a bitter, excuse making, bad linebacker.

  6. ghjjf says: Sep 23, 2012 12:49 PM

    Looks like Chowder is still upset that Ireland forced him into retirement.

  7. drainbameged says: Sep 23, 2012 12:51 PM

    I am not a fan of Ireland…but Crowder needs to go away.

  8. bluebongzilla says: Sep 23, 2012 12:56 PM

    Glad Ireland is the “East Side Cowboys” problem now.

  9. mazblast says: Sep 23, 2012 1:29 PM

    As long as Ireland is the Dolphins GM, there is hope for fans of the Bills and Jets. Hope of avoiding last place.

  10. Kelly's Chronicles says: Sep 23, 2012 2:38 PM

    Ireland is the new Matt Millen….

  11. azpackerbacker says: Sep 23, 2012 2:50 PM

    And you are????

  12. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 23, 2012 5:15 PM

    As much as I hate to agree with anything this bitter washed up player has to say, he does have a point. While all players should definately be held accountable for bad behavior, I think coaches/General Managers/owners should be held to an even higher standard.
    That being said, the Dolphins’ fan had a good point….Ireland SHOULD fire himself!!!!

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