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Antonio Cromartie: Reggie Bush 'unprofessional'
Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who has said a few impolitic things during his NFL career (see: Brady, Tom), laid low this week while his teammates and some of the Dolphins exchanged pot shots. But when he was cornered after Friday’s practice, Cromartie admitted it bothered him that Miami running back suggested the season-ending knee injury Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered in the first meeting between the teams was a matter of karma.
Bush, of course, left that game in the second quarter with a knee injury, but he suffered no structural damage and has missed no games. However, he took umbrage at comments from Jets coach Rex Ryan saying they planned to put some “hot sauce” on Bush, and he has indicated a belief the Jets were targeting him to put him out of the game.
When he heard news of Revis’ injury in September, Bush said, “It’s like the old saying, what goes around comes around. They talked all week about putting hot sauce on this and that, and they ended up losing their best player for the rest of the season. So, it’s sad that it happened because of that, but I’m going to be back.”
Ryan since has assured Bush there was no intent to injure him, and he suggested Bush should apologize to Revis. The Dolphins running back refused earlier this week. “I ain’t going to say what I really want to say about Reggie Bush, but I mean, no one knew the extent of Revis’ injury until that Monday,” Cromartie said, referring to the aftermath of the first game. “To me, there’s no such thing as karma. It’s just something that happened, a freak accident happened. No one touched him. He just twisted his knee the wrong way and ended up tearing his ACL.
“For [Bush] to come out and say something like that, to me, it’s unprofessional. It’s not showing any kind of sportsmanship at all.”