An 0-4 start could make Mother Theresa want to kick a baby in the head and spin a blind kid in circles, or in Miami Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett’s case–challenge a Dolphins beat writer to put some shoulder pads on.
Burnett apparently didn’t like something critical he had read about the winless Dolphins written by South Florida Sun-Sentential Dolphins writer, Omar Kelly. During a postgame interview after the San Diego Chargers 26-16 whipping of the Dolphins, Burnett began to yell at Kelly who stood nearby.
“I don’t know how you want to talk to me, homeboy,” Burnett said. “If you’ve got something to say, come at me like a man, homeboy. Don’t hide behind no computer.” [Miami Herald]
After a Dolphins official warded off Burnett, the linebacker again yelled at the sportswriter.
“Hey, if you want to see if I can tackle, you put on some pads, homeboy,” Burnett said, brushing off the official. “Don’t get mad. Why you’re going to criticize the team in your own hometown, boy? You’re supposed to support the home team.” [Miami Herald]
Instead of threatening a beat writer…how about you put that anger on the field and get to a QB there $20 million dollar man. Maybe then you could help your sorry, winless team get a victory. Unless you would rather bring South Florida a repeat of it’s 2007′s 1-15 season….Homeboy.