A frustrated Terrelle Pryor – the Cleveland Browns’ top receiver – caught one pass for three yards in the Browns’ 13th loss of the season Sunday against the Bengals, and during the course of the game he unloaded on returning quarterback Robert Griffin in the huddle. After the game, Cincinnati’s Pacman Jones roasted Pryor, repeatedly calling him garbage.
According to ESPN, Jones was upset with Pryor because Pryor told Cincinnati Bengals coordinator Paul Guenther that he would end up getting Jones cut. Pryor’s now recorded just three receptions for 21 yards in two games against the Bengals this season, so Jones’ job is likely safe.
Jones’ outburst quickly went viral Sunday, and coaches from both the Browns and Bengals are already warning their players not to cause distractions in the future. On Monday, Browns coach Hue Jackson sent a clear message to Pryor, saying that he doesn’t believe the "antics" have any place in the league.
"I don’t think (that has) any place in the National Football League, especially on our team," Jackson said. "We’re going to try to get all those things quieted down. We just going to play football, be the best football players we can be. Let’s get away from all of that.
…. There’s a type of team we want to be and we’re gonna be. We’ll get these things, these antics or however you guys want to look at them, slowed down. Because we want to do this thing right."
Unsurprisingly, Guenther had a similar message for Pacman Jones.
"We don’t want to deal with that. We’re not like that. We just play football."