Thomas J. Russo-US PRESSWIRE
Dolphins corner denies tampering, blocks a Miami Herald reporter on Twitter, says Colts corner Vontae Davis was only trying to help.
It's a story that makes you shake your head, chuckle, and then ask the bartender to turn the TV station over to American Idol because, in comparison, that sh*t seems mature and sensible.
Vontae Davis may or may not have gotten on Twitter yesterday and blurted out that the Kansas City Chiefs are already negotiating a contract with soon-to-be free agent Sean Smith. Smith and Davis are friends from their days in Miami together. Both were drafted by the Dolphins in 2009. Davis was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.
Shortly after Davis's Twitter account all but stated that the Chiefs were violating NFL rules regarding tampering, Davis's account sent out the seemingly laughable excuse that it had been hacked. Well, this prompted Sean Smith to address the issue:
Smith then posted this (it's too long to embed the entire tweet):
Ok this is getting out of hand, I've never talked to any other team besides the Miami Dolphins. Yes I talked to vontae and I told him Al Harris (our former coach) got the job up in KC and that I talked to him a few days ago to tell him congrats. That's it! Now why he interpreted that as "talking to KC" idk but there is NOTHING going on! This is ridiculous
OK. That's understandable. So, what about the whole Vontae's Twitter account got hacked thing?
So, you're essentially saying Vontae lied to cover his ass and yours? That's just how I'm reading it.
And if it was just a simple misunderstanding, why did Sean Smith block Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero in Twitter? I mean, all Salguero did was report on what happened. Even Smith's agent seemingly got a little testy with Salguero over the incident. The Miami reporter did what any decent journalist would do in this situation and contacted agent David Canter for a comment. Canter responded with this lovely little gem:
"Don’t believe everything players tell you Armando. Rule number 1 of football journalism."
Really? I had no idea Smith's agent went to journalism school! And is there such a thing as "football journalism?" Does it have its own separate set of rules? Is one of them not believing the words sent out by a verified NFL player's Twitter account?
Look, maybe I'm reading too much into this, but if Smith is acting so douchey about a reporter actually reporting on something that may or may not be tampering, that kind of suggests that maybe the smoke sent up yesterday might have some fire.