Matthew Stafford held his tongue and passed on making any comments about a recent Bleacher Report parody video he said he had not seen that depicted him as the Joker.
But a day later, Kerryon Johnson was more than willing to run to his quarterback’s defense Thursday.
The Detroit Lions running back took to Twitter to criticized the video shortly after it came out Tuesday.
When he was asked about the video by reporters in the locker room, Johnson went into detail about why he didn’t like the animated video.
“You know, I don’t watch that stuff often, but I work with Stafford every single day and I know Stafford’s not going to care,” Johnson said. “He probably hasn’t even seen it, would be my guess. He doesn’t watch any of that crap. But for me, it’s one thing to attack Detroit. Don’t care. But when you attack a specific person who’s been in this league the better part — he’s been one of the best since he came in the league. Kept his head down, all he cares about is trying to win, all he cares about is trying to be a good teammate. That’s why I had an issue with it, not that anybody cares that I have an issue with it.
“But it’s not like he’s out here talking trash just being a (jerk) all the time. He’s out here doing his job every day. The only person they talk about in the video was him. That kind of bothered me. Like I said, I know he’s not going to say anything but I have no issue saying something. I have no issue with somebody getting mad at me saying something.”
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