There is classy, and then there is Asante Samuel. I’m pretty sure that no one has ever confused the former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback with possessing the characteristic.
As we all know, Samuel was traded to the Atlanta Falcons this offeason for mere peanuts. It’s the NFL. It’s a business. It happens. Well, “smart” is also not a word that can apparently be applied to Samuel because, based on his actions on Monday, he must believe that Philadelphia’s media is responsible for the trade.
It’s customary for players from opposing teams to speak with the media of the city of the squad they’ll be playing in the upcoming week. Standard procedure. Many players who have been traded have, at some point, been reunited with the beat writers they used to interact with on a near-daily basis.
But leave it to Samuel to behave like a horse’s behind about it all.
The story was revealed via Delaware County Times beat writer Bob Grotz on Twitter.
Good job with the misplaced anger or whatever this was, Asante. Newsflash: Philadelphia sports journalists didn’t fire you. The Eagles did. If you refused to speak to them on a call I’d kind of get it. But guess what? After today’s stunt, Philly’s media has been reminded of how glad they are to not to have to deal with you anymore.