In a now-deleted Twitter post on Monday, Eagles reciever Bryce Treggs says he’s starting GoFundMe page to help pay for a $25,000 fine for a illegal hit in an Aug. 10 preseason game against the Packers.
The recipient of Treggs’ block, Green Bay cornerback Damarious Randall, tweeted at Treggs with a similar bold comment.
Treggs attempted to block Randall in the shoulder, but the top of his helmet caught the defensive back in the chin. Treggs, who has caught seven passes for 91 yards in the win over the Packers, says he didn’t mean any harm to Randall.
“As an undrafted guy fighting for a roster spot, you’re always trying to stand out on film. A lot of y’all don’t understand that,” Treggs explained on Twitter Monday. “My assignment was a force block on that play and I was trying to put a physical play on film. Nothing dirty about trying to earn a job.”
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has never been afraid to speak his mind. So when one of the league’s most outspoken individuals has something to say about Colin Kaepernick, you know he’s not going to sugarcoat the topic.
In a startingly candid USA Today interview published Wednesday, Sherman talked about the former 49ers quarterback and his inability to find a role as even a backup QB in the league. Most people suspect Kaepernick’s social-justice activism in kneeling during the national anthem before games last year has made him a pariah around the league, but Sherman was brutally blunt in his take on Kaepernick’s plight.
“What is it about?” Sherman said. “It’s not about football or color. It’s about, ‘Boy, stay in your place.’”