Jadeveon Clowney likes girl’s picture on Instagram while Texans are losing
While his team was losing to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Jadeveon Clowney (or someone running his official Instagram account), was busy checking out photos on Instagram and even liked one girl’s picture.
Our friend Nick Wright at Sports Radio 610 in Houston grabbed the screenshot seen above showing that Clowney’s account liked a woman’s selfie at the same time his team was losing in the second half of its game against the Texans.
The Instagram issue for Clowney comes at the same time that his desire and commitment to his team is coming into question.
Clowney missed six games after undergoing surgery on his knee to repair a torn meniscus suffered in Week 1. He returned last week but was listed as questionable this week with an injury. He did not play in the game.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the team is growing frustrated with Clowney because he did not return from his knee injury as early as they thought he would.
“What they want is for him to start showing some maturity and learn to play through these some of these ailments,” Rapoport said. “As a source just mentioned to me, this is really the first time Clowney has faced any sort of injury adversity — didn’t really happen in college — and they want him to try to play through it in the NFL, but they’re frustrated with their No. 1 overall pick.”
To counter that report, there was a report suggesting Clowney may have played through a sports hernia last season at South Carolina. However, the frustration of the Texans is something Steve Spurrier experienced with the game-changing defensive lineman. Spurrier said Clowney’s work ethic was only “OK,” while an NFL executive described the defensive end as lazy and spoiled.
Regardless of whether or not it was Clowney who did the liking, the fact that this came from his account and during a close game for his team is a terrible look for him. It reflects poorly on him and makes it look like he’s not focused on his team on game day. Many fans are too focused on their team’s game to check Instagram while the team is playing. That should be the case for team’s players, too.