Fox Sports’ shy, retiring NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw had some pointed words regarding the pampered, entitled superstars of the modern game yesterday, telling a Shreveport, LA banquet audience, “you wouldn’t believe the way some of these stars treat me.” From the Shreveport Times’ Roy Lang III :
Bradshaw unloaded on players such as Miami Dolphins defensive end Kendall Langford, who recently stayed on the practice field more than an hour after his teammates hit the locker room. Instead of getting extra work in, Langford was scouring the field for the $50,000 earring he lost during practice.
“I hope they never find it ” $50,000?” Bradshaw said. “Go tell that to somebody that can’t pay for his kid’s education or can’t get them into a hospital room and get them treated properly. Here is a guy wearing a $50,000 earring to practice. I hope they stomped on it and I hope he never found it.”
Bradshaw called Adam “Pacman” Jones and his “making it rain” stunt with $100 bills “stupid” and had some choice words for Ben Roethisberger, the quarterback who now leads Bradshaw’s former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Going to bars ” treating women like that; oh my God,” Bradshaw said. “I pray they don’t cut (his NFL suspension) to four games. I hope they leave it at six. There is no excuse for that. The egos get out of hand.”
Of the recent soap opera(s) surrounding Brett Favre, Bradshaw admonished the Vikings QB (“I don’t know who that guy is….you kiss his ass long enough, that’s what happens”), thus guaranteeing that whenever Favre is available for chat this season, it’ll be probably be rigged-sac(k) buddy Michael Strahan asking the easy questions.