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February 25, 2006

Lewis wants to cut Bengal who leaked outburst: Lewis vows to release player who leaked to the media reports of an explosion by star wide receiver Chad Johnson at halftime of a Jan. 8 wild-card playoff game.

posted by wingnut4life to football at 02:00 PM - 25 comments

Whats the big deal, the player not named prolly isn't saying anything that everyone in the world doesn't already know. Chad Johnson is really good at 2 things, putting on a show and running his mouth. Who cares....just play some football!!

posted by tubby2522 at 02:24 PM on February 25

So he takes a swing at the coach (even though Lewis of course denies it) and the guy who leaked it is going to get the heave? I guess Orwell was right, some animals really are more equal then other animals.

posted by commander cody at 02:35 PM on February 25

While I don't agree with terminating the player (and I am not sure the union would approve either), I can see Lewis's point. What goes on in the locker room stays in the locker room. However, CJ is an ass, and Lewis's actions after the loss were childish.

posted by scully at 02:40 PM on February 25

I guess Orwell was right, some animals really are more equal then other animals. I wouldn't quite say that. I would say that, to someone like Lewis, airing private dirty laundry in public is a bigger transgression than a halftime locker room blow up. I would probably agree with that sentiment. On preview: yeah, what terrapin said.

posted by pivo at 02:43 PM on February 25

I wouldn't quite say that. I would say that, to someone like Lewis, airing private dirty laundry in public is a bigger transgression than a halftime locker room blow up. I would probably agree with that sentiment. I don't know, I guess we could agree to disagree on this. I mean I certainly agree with team unity and all that, but he's already made such an egotistical ass out of himself enough in public, that it sort of removes the protection of taking a shot at him even from another team mate. To me it'd be sort of like punishing one of Rodman's old team mates if he told the press Rodman was nuts. Still I do see your point.

posted by commander cody at 03:01 PM on February 25

Oh...and after preview for me... yeah, what terrapin said.

posted by commander cody at 03:02 PM on February 25

Also Lewis claims it didn't happen the way it came out. How do you know this guy just doesn't like CJ and wanted to get some bad publicity out on him. I agree with Lewis on this one but I don't think it will ever happen cause no one will find out who it was. It may however prevent it from happening again in the future.

posted by skydivemom at 03:22 PM on February 25

Chad Johnson is just like T.O. If their not in the limelight they act like babies.As for Lewis the owner is not going to let him do it.Unless they were going to dump the player anyway.

posted by steelers101 at 03:49 PM on February 25

Didn't lewis ever hear of a whistle blower law? Chad can argue with coaches but no one can talk about Chad? Gotta love modern "athletes".

posted by IHATELIBERALS at 04:50 PM on February 25

Also, I think Lewis is normally a good coach. Great motivator. Good X & O guy. This is unlike him... This kind of decision is not how he became a headcoach.

posted by IHATELIBERALS at 04:51 PM on February 25

I agree with Lewis' decision. To be a team, you have to keep certain things under wraps for the greater good (cohesiveness). Whatever happens in the locker room, stays in the locker room. Besides, everyone knows that we'll read about this incident in someones book a few years from now anyway...

posted by wingnut4life at 05:05 PM on February 25

Oh, and what terrapin said...

posted by wingnut4life at 05:06 PM on February 25

Chad Johnson, Keyshawn, T.O., and here we go again!

posted by MICHIGANDER at 05:55 PM on February 25

Chad can argue with coaches but no one can talk about Chad? It is because what is said above, "what is said in the locker room, stays in the locker room." If you are a coach, you don't want the media knowing about these conflicts because often times it can draw them out and blow them out of proportion. However, it can't be said that this player is bad for the team chemistry, he may just not know when to keep his mouth shut (something that is not uncommon). I also do not agree with Lewis potentially cutting this player.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:37 AM on February 26

"Unfortunately, we had somebody else who was more selfish than Chad," Never thought I would hear someone say that, unless T.O. was in the room. I agree with the sentiment of wanting to get rid of the player who leaked the story. The locker room is like Vegas, what happens there stays there. Realistically, it is not going to happen because of the players union. They have other issues to deal with, like ensuring we all have football to watch in a couple of years. Let's get that deal done.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:06 AM on February 26

How can all of you sit here and rip on Chad Johnson. The guy can not be compared to Terrell Ownens. This guy never complains. The only reason he complained aboutnot getting the ball was because he wants to win. Terrell Owens is out there for himself. CJ is a team player. How ever going along with the subject, Marvin Lewis has no right in doing this. Who does he think he is?

posted by Lan74dry at 09:15 AM on February 26

I don't agree with players that throw tantrums because they don't think they get the ball enough, but I am so sick of people who run to the press about everything (not just sports related either) these days. I for one hope they find out the squealer and if they can't release him because of the union, then bench his ass for the year! :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:34 AM on February 26

The guy can not be compared to Terrell Ownens Tell me about it! Chad's got way better end zone dances!!! Marvin Lewis has no right in doing this. Who does he think he is? Last time I checked, he was the coach. And he didn't get a head coaching gig on accident. He has to control his locker room or we'd see another Philadelphia debacle.

posted by wingnut4life at 10:27 AM on February 26

Maybe Lewis can't fire the guy, but he could do something infinitely worse- trade him to the Niners. Did someone mention TO?

posted by irunfromclones at 04:17 PM on February 28

Maybe Lewis can't fire the guy, but he could do something infinitely worse- trade him to the Niners. Or the Lions (and I'm a lions fan)

posted by commander cody at 04:52 PM on February 28

Commander Cody how many Lions games do you get to see (besides thanksgiving) given that you live out in L.A.? By the way, if your a Lakers fan I would like to take this moment to gloat about the 2004 Finals_________________if not then oh well....

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:05 PM on February 28

Commander Cody how many Lions games do you get to see (besides thanksgiving) given that you live out in L.A.? By the way, if your a Lakers fan I would like to take this moment to gloat about the 2004 Finals_________________if not then oh well.... Not many sadly...or at least I think I'm sad about that? I'm not sure if missing seeing them play makes me a a bigger masochist then just being a fan of them does. Still, they are my team, for better or worse, richer or poorer, sickness or health, until death. Which is why a get to still make fun of them. It's sort of like when I married my Jewish wife I also earned the right to tell Jewish jokes too. As for the Lakers, nope, still a Pistons fan too. I have to be careful saying that though becuase, as I said in an earlier thread, if you say anything bad about the Lakers out here they send Jack Nicholson over to your house to try to hit you with his cane or walker (whichever he has handy).

posted by commander cody at 07:10 PM on February 28

oh...and what Terrapin said...

posted by commander cody at 12:02 AM on March 01

Yeah well I can always drop Aretha Franklin on him.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:07 PM on March 01

Yeah well I can always drop Aretha Franklin on him. Whoa, I don't know about that. I'm not even sure I can lift her UP, let alone hold her over him. I suppose I could ask Charles Rogers to help me, but sure as hell he'd break both collarbones this time and even other Lions fans would hate me!

posted by commander cody at 03:50 PM on March 01

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