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On the Chris Long Ejection

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Zod    14,969

It is all over the media. Chris Long had bottles thrown at him as he walked out of Bank of America stadium. Even Terry Bradshaw has called Panthers fans stupid for the incident.

 

The real story is not so clear cut.

 

You see, I am the guy that is seen walking behind Long as he was ejected. I took great note of what was happening, after all, its not every game that a player is ejected and forced to do the walk of shame across the home crowd.

 

My best description of Chris Long's demeanor was that he thought he was a pro wrestler. With his helmet off, he cursed the fans with expletives while making direct eye contact with them.

 

The first bottle thrown at him landed just a few feet from me. It was an empty aluminum beer bottle. The second bottle thrown near the tunnel was a water bottle,

 

I spoke with two police officers who were investigating the incident and trying to identify the first bottle throwing offender. Apparently he would be ejected from the game.

 

Chris Long then took to Twitter to complain about bottlegate...
 

 

Chris Long @JOEL9ONE 13h

Thanks Carolina fans 4 the flipped birds+few bottles to the head. Sticks n stones may break my bones but aluminum zimas will never hurt me.

 

 

Pretty funny actually.

 

While the throwing of the bottles should not have happened, Long deserves some of the blame that it did. You cannot expect to walk three feet from a large group of fired up football fans and shout expletives to them without any repercussion.

 

To avoid the entire situation next time, Chris, keep your helmet on and your mouth closed. I suspect there would be a better result.

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BigEric    54

I thought the route he took & the way he was walking/carrying himself was going to lead to something like that.. funny how Terry defended him, if I'm Howie Longs kid, I'm not getting caught up in this with fans. Its not like he was minding his business heading towards the exit. He did confront the fans, then the following action ensued. Bradford being carted off didn't lead to a wave of cheers (which has happened to other QBs in home/road games) and I thought it was classy that they didn't.

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Zod    14,969

Zima? Delicious. So glad BoA Stadium is selling those now!!

 

I always drink Zima with a strawberry jolly rancher in the bottom.

 

And one in the Zima too.

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TANTRIC-NINJA    2,654

Exactly the Reason why I threw gum at Jim Cornett, manager of the Midnight Express and it stuck in the back of his hairsprayed hair back in 88!

Don't call the Fayetteville Memorial Arena a bunch of dumb rednecks!! I will protect thee.

I assume The few bottles thrown at him were only in protection as he seemed like he would jump into the crowd Ron Artest style at any moment.

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Squirrel    2,883

Yeah who walks around the field when they get rejected?  The NFL needs to make it policy that players that rejected take the quickest possible route to exit the bowl area.  Even if it means crossing the field.

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TNPanther    2,444

The guy was acting as if someone had just fuged his mom. Not condoning the bottle throwing, but the punk was asking for it.

 

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Galvatron    251

Zod, He's claiming he was pointing to who threw the garbage, any chance that's true from your perspective on the field?

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camtheone    158

What really upsets me about this whole thing.....is Chris Long did get ejected therefore he did something to warrant it.   I thought I saw a punch thrown but of course none of the media thus far as slowed down the incident to reveal this or reject it totally.  Bradshaw and Howie should know first hand that for a player to get ejected he was involved in something.  To call a whole fan base classless because of two individuals in a crowd of 50,000 to 60,000 is asinine in my opinion.  Maybe Chris Long shouldn't get in situtations such as that one and those problems wouldn't happen.  Maybe he should of kept his helmet on and just walked to his locker room or actually run to his locker room as many other players who did get ejected do especially when away from home.  What a classless idiot, and to curse at the crowd on his way out......seriously.....talking about class.....at least the guys in the stands have a semi excuse, they've been drinking.....they're pumped up.....you just took a cheap shot at one of our players.....I swear.....I understand defending your buddies but when you're on national TV you have to remember what you're saying and actually think before you talk.  I've met both Bradshaw and Howie Long a few times just a Hello when I've seen them out, not that I know them.....and you would think they would have a little more sense but I guess not.  I have lost total respect for both as of now.  KEEP POUNDING!!!! 

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