LaMarr Woodley tells Ray Rice using a Terrible Towel was a ‘bad idea’

Ray Rice was spotted with a Terrible Towel draped over his head after the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, and Pittsburgh linebacker LaMarr Woodley is not happy about it. Woodley apparently felt it was disrespectful of Rice, and he took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to warn him about it and remind everyone about two players who have done it in the past.

For those who are wondering, Around the League reminded us that Lendale White stomped on a Terrible Towel in 2008 while T.J. Houshmandzadeh used one to clean his cleats back in 2005. Woodley was still in college for the Housmandzadeh incident, but he is apparently well-read in Terrible Towel history. Both teams — White’s in 2008 and Houshmanzadeh’s in 2005 — tanked in the postseason and the Steelers went on to win the Super Bowl.

In this particular photo, Rice was simply walking to the locker room. Perhaps he needed a towel after a hard-fought game and that’s all that was available. However, he was waving it in the air for the fans to see on his way off the field after the game. It obviously rubbed Woodley the wrong way.

“If you’re not a Steelers fan, don’t put your hands on a terrible towel,” the sixth-year linebacker also wrote on Monday night.

As shirts like this one Terrell Suggs wore and comments like this one that Steelers safety Ryan Clark made remind us, there is no love lost between these two division rivals. Woodley’s tweet simply adds fuel to a fire that has been blazing for years.

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  • SherylSimpson

    the only reason any of those opposing players had those towels was because Steeler fans threw them at the players. if  it’s all “sacred yellow towel” then why they hell throw them at/to the other team? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/valerie.milie Valerie Milie

    Yep LaMarr ……… he now has the Myron Cope curse!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3I7HDWLCVCDG3VN7QPHS2UYVZ4 Nash

    You’re done Rice.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3I7HDWLCVCDG3VN7QPHS2UYVZ4 Nash

    The Pittsburgh D held your weak butt all night. Ravens win the game from a special team play.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WMPEKKZFLH7B37EZLGBPL3WVO4 OH YEAH !


  • Sean Berard

    You make a good point. Ravens win :)

  • Sean Berard

    You make a good point too…the Raven’s won the first game :)

  • JamesT32

    Not a Steelers fan, don’t have to tell you what I’d use one to wipe.  So much for history and delusional curses in this instance as the injury-riddled and very average Steelers will lose in Baltimore in a few weeks and will not get as far as the Ravens in 2012 playoffs.

  • lakawak

    Disrepected a TOWEL? This may be the funniest thing I have ever heard.

    You lost LaMarr…take it like a man…not like a little pussy

  • lakawak

    Typical maturity level of a Steelers fans. Still thinks that ALL CAPS makes people care what htey have to say.

    (Just a little bit of facts for you…your comments are terrible…and it has been thoroughly shown that ALL CAPS makes people LESS likey to read your comment, not more.)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUYNKHLQY3KJJI23GWOG5YEEJI MD-L7

    Oh come on.   “Disrespecting the towel”???  Get a life – if anyone is actually getting fired up about that – y’all need a little perspective.  It’s a towel – a piece of cloth that one receives when they donate to a charity.  Yes, some are handed down – but people.  What does it have to do with anything else outside of a game. 
    Mr Woodley – if you are so concerned about people “disrespecting” a piece of cloth – please change your perspective and remember your flag.  Yes, the flag that you salute before everyone of your games – understand that there is a big difference.  Showing this kind of reverence towards a “towel” seems to take reverence away from something else.  Get a life. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RSJAVLLKZY7TTCK47TXFRBXM5A jeff

    First the tiki Bobby found in Hawaii and now the the towel.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EEKKWHJ6KQKWVZKXFX6XIPAJKM Beebo

    I use terrible towels to wipe my butt