Kevin Burnett to Reporter: Put on Some Pads, Homeboy

When you play for a team that is underachieving and seeing its playoff hopes quickly fade away only four weeks into the season, it is tough to avoid frustration.  The most recent example of anger boiling over during postgame press conferences has been Michael Vick, who lashed out at the referees last week and and this week became infuriated when a writer asked him what his feelings were on dropping to 1-3.  Kevin Burnett, a linebacker for the 0-4 Dolphins, outdid Vick during during an interview after Sunday’s loss to the Chargers.

As the Miami Herald pointed out via Pro Football Talk, Burnett got verbally aggressive with a reporter who had apparently written something about the struggling Fins that ticked him off.

“I don’t know how you want to talk to me, homeboy” Burnett said to the reporter who is unnamed at the moment. “If you’ve got something to say, come at me like a man, homeboy. Don’t hide behind no computer. Hey, if you want to see if I can tackle, you put on some pads, homeboy. Don’t get mad. Why you’re going to criticize the team in your own hometown, boy? You’re supposed to support the home team.”

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