There’s More to This than Dez Bryant: A Bad Trend Is Developing in Miami

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

By now most of the football world has heard about Jeff Ireland's ill conceived question to Dez Bryant regarding whether or not his mother was a prostitute. Exactly what the context was or the reasoning behind the question is something that can be debated, but it will never be resolved. 
The reality is that many general managers had questions about Bryant's mother and it's common practice to poke and prod players for any number of reasons; if even just to gauge their reaction.
That isn't to say Ireland didn't take it a step too far, he surely could have been more tactful in his interrogation. But on the flipside, the national reaction has gone overboard in its condemnation and vilification of the Dolphins general manager.
If this was an isolated incident, rather than a developing trend, Ireland wouldn't be at the center of so much scrutiny. If he hadn't just taken so much negative heat for the handling of the Jason Taylor sit...

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