On Sunday, Le’Veon Bell suffered an ugly looking injury, one you’ve probably seen a number of times already. A brief summary for those who don’t want to watch the gruesome thing unfold: Bell was carrying the ball near the sideline and Vontaze Burfict of the Bengals came flying in to take him down from the side (and behind). Sure, you could probably argue that it was a reckless play, but then again, it’s tackle football and if you aren’t reckless, you aren’t trying (or something like that).
Anyway the injury led to a war of words between Burfict and and the Steelers’ Vince Williams, who somehow believes the tackle had malicious intent. Which, okay I guess? On Monday, Williams sent out this tweet (since deleted), presumably directed at the Bengals LB.
Rough translation: He mad.
To which Burfict responded:
Rough translation: He also mad.
So let’s recap this whole situation:
1) Bell tore his MCL
2) The tackle was made by Vontaze Burfict, a player who has been fined in the past for dirty play
3) Injuries happen in football
4) Bell’s teammates are mad at Burfict
5) Burfict is mad at the Steelers
6) Someone wants to paint someone else in South Beach
Did we get that right?
By the way, Le’Veon Bell was placed on IR and is out for the season. Twitter fighting will not bring him back.