Free agent tight end Martellus Bennett took to his Twitter account to berate those who ridicule players after they get released or traded. Bennett was released by the New England Patriots following the end of the 2017 NFL season.
It’s always funny and sad how fans ridicule players after they lose their jobs. Get cut, injury or traded. You would never do that to another person who loses a job. Dehumanizing athletes as if they aren’t real with families or struggles like others
— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 13, 2018
He has a right to his opinion. But at the same time, Bennett stirred up a hornet’s nest. While Bennett’s tweet received some positive comments, many people who chimed in ripped the tight end for quitting in the Green Bay Packers last season.
I would reserve nasty comments for free agent signings who quit on their new team because the starting qb got injured.
— Thomas Nickle (@tomnickle) March 13, 2018
Says a man who lied and tried to ruin a doctor's reputation.
— Danny P (@DannyPeet76) March 13, 2018
That was a season that started with Bennett saying that Aaron Rodgers was better than Tom Brady. Then once Rodgers was injured things became complicated. Many believed Bennett schemed his way out of Green Bay in order to return to the Patriots.
As it stands, Bennett is a free agent. He tossed the word retirement around last year while playing disgruntled with the Packers. It will be interesting to see if he gains any interest in free agency. Not only big in stature at 6-foot-7, Bennett is a big personality for any team to deal with.