Bills' Dion Dawkins rips 'disrespectful' Jets after tunnel spat - ESPN
Buffalo Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins blasted the New York Jets for having «very disrespectful players» after his involvement in a postgame altercation Sunday in the tunnel at Highmark Stadium.
Dawkins and New York defensive lineman Micheal Clemons got into a skirmish that carried over from some chippy fourth-quarter play during the Bills' 32-6 rout of the Jets. No punches were thrown, but Dawkins took a poke at the Jets while addressing reporters.
«I'm a humble guy,» said Dawkins, a seven-year veteran. «I'm not a fan, man — I'm not a fan of the Jets. Very disrespectful players. It's what it is, and when we can run and pass and beat a team like that, cool. Thumbs up.»
Dawkins did not elaborate on his comment that the Jets were disrespectful, saying only: «Ask them.»
Clemons did not address reporters after the game, while Jets teammate Sauce Gardner said he was attempting to break up the fight in the tunnel.
«A lot of emotions going into it,» Gardner said. «That's it. A lot of emotions — frustrated. I have no issues with none of them. I was trying to resolve everything.»
Jets cornerback D.J. Reed told ESPN that he «didn't see any punches thrown» and that the incident mostly involved players trying to break up Dawkins and Clemons before the situation escalated.
«I don't even know what happened, but Clemons was real mad about something,» Reed told ESPN. «I'm sure that the player did something to him that provoked him.»
The Bills had the game well in hand in the fourth quarter when Dawkins continued blocking Clemons after the whistle before knocking him down and landing on him. A shoving match ensued, with Dawkins being flagged for unnecessary roughness.
Clemons responded by shoving Dawkins, who fell to the ground and