Over the weekend, tight end Coby Fleener slammed some of his old Indianapolis Colts teammates but failed to name any names. One of those former teammates, linebacker Jerrell Freeman, didn’t hold back his disdain for Fleener’s tactics in response.
Fleener, recently signed with the New Orleans Saints, accused some Colts players of having bad character and said some of them gave up on the team, though he fell short of calling anyone out by name.
Freeman, who just signed on with the Chicago Bears, reached out to Colts beat writer Bob Kravitz of WTHR Sports via text message to express his thoughts on Fleener’s decision.
“Fleener, he didn’t have the [guts],’’ Freeman told Kravitz. “That [expletive] pisses me off. And he must’ve been looking in the mirror when he did the interview.
“I despise guys like that,” Freeman added. “That’s what little girls do, talk about you when you’re not around. I’m a grown man. If I see something I don’t like, I’m going to go have a face-to-face convo with that player/players and we are going to get an understanding! I feel like I had a hand in building what’s over there [in Indianapolis], so he’s [expletive] on me, too. . . . That’s a bitch move.”
What’s more than slightly ironic here is that, unless we’re missing something here, Freeman isn’t exactly living up to his own code here. He may have already reached out to Fleener personally, but you’d think that would be mentioned if he had.
In reality, while he did one-up Fleener by calling him out by name, he’s actually quite the hypocrite for using a media member to call out a teammate for calling out his teammate when he wasn’t around.
Clearly, the only rational way to handle all of this is to put both of these guys in a cage and let them hammer out the details of their escalating feud. Celebrity death match, anyone?