After Sunday’s game, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie said he didn’t lose his composure during a first-quarter incident with Dolphins running back Reggie Bush, telling reporters Cromartie called Bush a “punk” because, as Cromartie put it, “that’s exactly what he is.”
“We beat them fair and square,” Bush told PFT after the game by phone. “They can say whatever they want.”
Bush, who hadn’t heard about Cromartie’s comments, laughed them off. “Of course he lost his composure,” Bush said of Cromartie. “He got flagged.”
Bush said that other players were saying things to him during the game, but that it didn’t bother him. “Trash talking is part of the game,” Bush said. “They beat us in our building, and now we beat them in their building. That’s all that matters.”
Bush became a focal point in the days leading up to the game, based on comments from Jets players and coach Rex Ryan regarding an apparent desire to hurt Bush, who suffered a knee injury when the teams first played this season in Miami. With cornerback Darrelle Revis suffering a torn ACL in that same game, Bush said, “What goes around comes around.” That prompted Jets coach Rex Ryan to suggest that Bush should apologize for his remarks.