Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Mase vs. Key continues
By James Walker
Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
It’s the verbal jousting that just won’t end.
Baltimore Ravens receiver Derrick Mason and former receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson continue to go at each other through the media.
Johnson’s “bum” comment recently caused a stir in the Ravens’ locker room, although it was unclear exactly who Johnson was referring to, if anyone at all. Mason, a leader in Baltimore, took it personal as comments aimed toward his offensive teammates and fired back after the Ravens scored 38 points in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Wednesday Mason said Johnson had more to say, so he does as well.
"Keyshawn knows where I’m at, he knows where the Ravens’ facility is," Mason said to Baltimore reporters. "So if he wants to hash this out man to man or talk about it, you want to stack up numbers man to man and talk about it, we can do that.
"Remember, Keyshawn, you were a No. 1 pick in the draft and I was a fourth-rounder, and our numbers still pretty much stack up, OK? But let’s go."
Although this makes for great headlines, this could be getting a little too personal. Both have strong personalities and obviously have struck a chord with one another. But it may be time to pull the plug and find a way to make peace.