Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I first saw this at PFT, but I couple emailed me about it, so I thought I'd make a spot for it. Deion Sanders was on Mike and Mike yesterday to promote some Madden event when Greenberg asked him for his opinion on the whole Brett Favre situation. Listen as Deion emphatically states that he can't talk about Favre at all and then tries to plow ahead with the event he's trying to promote....
"I can't get into that guys. I promise you I can't get into the Brett Favre thing, I really can't....You know contractually where I am with the NFL Network, man. So you know how that is."- Deion Sanders
How odd was that? PFT seems it has something to do with the NFL Network putting a halt on Deion's column in the News-Press last year, but I'm thinking it has to be something different. Either Deion really thought that his commentary is solely reserved for the NFL Network, was just being lazy, thought he was only going to talk about his promotion or all of the above. Either way, it was seriously awkward kind of a d**k move.
On a site note, good job by Greenberg in calling him out. The "isn't he on the cover of the game?" line was golden. I really wish he would have hung up on him, but he handled it well.
Awkward Moment On Mike And Mike (Pro Football Talk)