Varying reports of Muhammad Wilkerson’s shape triggers media fight

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We have mixed reports on the kind of shape Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is in, but they led to a sack any lineman would be proud of.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that Wilkerson recently showed up overweight as a spectator at Temple’s pro day, and several scouts described him as “sloppy” and one said that “He looked like a pedestrian with a huge gut.”

On its face, that would a bad look, after he signed a huge contract extension last offseason and responded with a poor year.

But another Jets writer has responded, claiming a vendetta.

Brian Costello of the New York Post responded with a photo from Wilkerson’s Instagram account last week, which shows him looking about like what Wilkerson looks like.

But then Costello accused Mehta of a grudge, and made it a little personal himself.

Regardless the shape Wilkerson may or may not be in, this makes me want nothing more than a big bowl of popcorn. And some wings. And maybe some ribs. Watching this fight will keep us entertained until the basketball starts.

24 responses to “Varying reports of Muhammad Wilkerson’s shape triggers media fight

  1. Watching this fight will keep us entertained until the basketball starts.

    Basketball is terrible.

  2. Let’s be honest – this action is better than anything we’ve seen on the field from the Jets since the butt fumble. Also, #TeamCoz.

  3. Brain Costello (Jets beat writer) profile photo has a pic of him asking Tom Brady a question at what appears to be Super Bowl media day. LOL! I love it.

  4. Say what you will about Mehta, but somehow Costello’s high road led him straight through the same mud puddle.

  5. circus remains in town!


    spygate revenge for working with goodell to lie
    to the nfl customer to cheat the pats

    the buttfumble was the appetizer

    football gods are watching

  6. TMZ has footage of Wilkerson and Lacy having an eat-off at an old country buffet to celebrate the end of last season.

  7. During the early part of his career, I saw Warren Sapp out and about in the off-season in Indy for a bulls playoff game and the 500. We have a mutual friend that was a top NFL player at the time. I was out with him. A fat guy, shorter than me comes up. I’m 6’2″. And hugs my friend. Sloppy dude with a big white t-shirt untucked. Fat guy jeans. Looked like he should be working the pit at a BBQ joint. My guy instantly lights up and bro hugs him back. It took me a second to realize it was Warren. I wouldn’t be too quick to judge an interior DL on off-season casual. Warren ONLY played 10 more years after that. Lol.

  8. Wilkerson has never been a guy who was in the best shape of his life, he’s always had a bit of gut. This is a classic Manish attack article, if I owned the Jets I would strip him of his credentials.

  9. This is exactly what I said in a Revis story on here not too long ago. Manish only started going after Revis after he had fired his agents and they stopped using him to leak news.

    Wilkerson stops talking to Manish and he received the same treatment. It’s a joke.

  10. Adderall will make you drop those pounds super fast… I’m sure that’s what many of them do…

  11. A made up story by a sports hack is that really surprising? Isn’t that what they do? Stir the pot. The 80/20 rule applies but it’s the 20% side that is the valid story side. The sheep love it, that’s why they continue to do it.

  12. The only thing more comical than Manish calling himself a journalist is ProFootballTalk deleting comments that call them out for relying on him for his (fictional) Jets news. LOL.

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