If your idea of a productive afternoon is learning fun facts about Bills holdout defensive end Aaron Maybin, then Tuesday was an outstanding day.
1. Maybin has a publicist, which is somewhat surprising on its own for a player so young. The fact that Maybin’s publicist is former Redskins linebacker Lavar Arrington blows my mind.
2. Arrington, also a Penn State product, essentially blames Maybin’s holdout on Michael Crabtree.
“This Crabtree kid is putting people in this predicament,” Arrington said. “I just think people’s hands are tied until this guy gets around to doing what he’s going to do.”
It’s hard to argue with Arrington there. It would be shocking for Maybin to sign before Crabtree’s deal comes in at this stage.
3. Maybin quit Twitter Tuesday afternoon until his holdout is over, apparently tired of all the negative messages people are sending “@” him.
“Unfortunately, because of the ignorance and stupidity of some people on twitter, I have decided not to sign on again until my contract is signed,” Maybin wrote.
“I’m tired of having to defend myself and my love for this game and the Bills franchise every day, to those who know nothing about the business. Thank u 2 all of my real Bills fans. U are the reason I work as hard as i do & u will see A.M. very soon!“
Maybin’s decision to turn off Twitter sounds like a healthy decision. (It might be a good idea for all of us.) Arrington watched the Hall of Fame game with Maybin and said it wasn’t easy.
“He was in tears not being able to be out there Sunday,” said Arrington.
With Crabtree’s holdout showing no signs of letting up, Maybin may have to get used to watching his teammates play without him.