Channing Crowder on Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland: He’s Not a Good Person
Channing Crowder has given a number of reasons to support his decision to unexpectedly retire a year ago at the age of 28. At the time he was cut by the Dolphins, Crowder’s wife was nine months pregnant and he said his heart was no longer in football. Both seem like legitimate reasons, but his recent comments would seem to indicate there was also a problem between him and the Dolphins front office — particularly G.M. Jeff Ireland. Crowder said in a recent interview that he is interested in returning to the NFL next season, but would never play for Miami.
“I wouldn’t go on a team with Jeff Ireland. I’m not very confident in him,” Crowder said Wednesday on Radio Row according to NFL.com. “He doesn’t know what he’s doing in my opinion. He’s real disrespectful, he doesn’t know how to deal with people and the whole Dez Bryant (situation) kind of showed to the world what he’s about, but guys in the building know what he’s really about.
“He’s not a good person. He has no class, and I wouldn’t choose to go back and play there. And I would have to say it’s the only team I don’t want to play for.”
In case you don’t remember, the Dez Bryant situation Crowder is referring to is the time Ireland asked Bryant if his mother was a prostitute when meeting with him before the draft. As we saw this season, Dolphins fans aren’t exactly fond of their team’s G.M., either. I’m not the biggest Crowder fan, but I can’t say I blame him. If what they say about Ireland is true, I doubt many players enjoy playing for him.