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One day after his brother, Martellus Bennett, made a rather outlandish comment about Jay Cutler, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett might have one-upped him.
After his team's controversial win over the Detroit Lions, Bennett went in on opposing quarterback Matthew Stafford ... in a rather odd way.
Michael Bennett: "I don't like Matt Stafford much. He's from Dallas. They killed the President (JFK). ... I hold it against him."— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) October 6, 2015
Now, we've heard quite a few JFK conspiracy theories over the years, but bringing in someone who was nearly 25 years from being born is a new one.
Is Jay Cutler criticized too much?
After Chicago's oft-maligned quarterback delivered a gritty come-from-behind win over the Raiders on Sunday, that question was posed to Bears tight end Martellus Bennett.
is Jay Cutler too often criticized? Martellus: "They threw rocks at Jesus, & Jesus was an excellent guy who did a lot of awesome stuff."— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) October 4, 2015
Before comparing Jay Cutler to Jesus, Martellus Bennett compared him to Keanu Reeves in the movie 'The Replacements'— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) October 4, 2015
It's safe to say the tongue-in-cheek Bennett is having some fun here, but what an answer.
The quotes predictably earned some laughs and retweets on Twitter, and good on Chicago Sun-Times reporter Patrick Finley for posing the question to Bennett -- the self-proclaimed "black unicorn" -- who's always a good quote.
In a league that has increasingly devalued three-down, do-it-all running backs, Alfred Morris is an outlier. He can bruise inside, speed to the corner, catch, block, and make Pro Bowl selections look easy.
So one would be forgiven for thinking Morris, in his fourth year as Washington's bellcow, believes he deserves a little preferential treatment.
In a warm, revealing blog for the Washington Post, Dan Steinberg discusses Morris' unique pregame routine, one that has made him a local favorite in and around FedEx Field. Before each home game, the running back gathers with stadium ushers and security guards in the corner of an end zone and just, well, talks to them.
He calls them "my Stadium Fam," and if you think there isn't peace and happiness at FedEx Field on fall Sundays, you've never observed these 20-minute sessions, which start with laughter and end with a prayer.
It sounds silly: work chit-chat like this is newsworthy? But on the Mount Olympus where successful, talented NFL players reside, the bond that Morris shares in these meetings, which he's joined since his rookie year, are rare.
"My first reaction was, 'Dang, this is Alfred Morris.' You know what I'm saying?" one stadium attendant is quoted as saying. "But seeing how cool and relaxed he was in talking to us, it made us feel cool and relaxed and easy talking to him."
It's not Morris' only humble quirk. He also cruises around in a restored 1991 Mazda he calls Bentley:
The Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown might be the best receiver in the league.
He might also have the wildest haircut in the league -- or at least he appeared to during an interview before the NFL's opening game between the Steelers and New England Patriots.
(P.S. We love it.)
While a federal court takes the next step in resolving Deflategate, a courtroom sketch emerged Wednesday of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and the duo's assorted legal counsel.
The sketch, by artist Jane Rosenberg, lit up the Internet for its rough and approximate portrayal of Brady.
It features, from left, Jeff Pash, NFL executive vice president and general counsel; Goodell; Gregg Levy, NFL counsel; Adolpho Birch, NFL executive VP; Don Yee, Brady's agent; and Brady.
To be fair, Brady's face is one of the most recognizable in sports. Anything but pure photorealism would have provoked comments. And a courtroom artist's job is to capture the scene quickly. They aren't intending to emulate the Dutch masters.
But social media doesn't care about that. It cares about memes.
Brady Krueger. DON'T GO TO SLEEP. pic.twitter.com/ChF4C1jtYA— Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) August 12, 2015
their tinder pic vs real life pic.twitter.com/ob78RrWaBE— samir mezrahi (@samir) August 12, 2015
For the record, I have been working on LSU football all day so this is not me but an imposter at Tom Brady hearing. pic.twitter.com/xYpWKYa95Q— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) August 12, 2015
What's he thinking? pic.twitter.com/AF1lqiS3HS— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) August 12, 2015
Here's how Brady actually looked today, soaking up cheers as he entered the federal courthouse.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there was no settlement in the case.