Buffalo coach Sean McDermott addresses the media after the Bills’ 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
There was a pregame tweet from Jenna Cottrell of WHAM-TV that sent a tidal wave through the Twitterverse. She, and as she later added, others as well, overheard Benjamin decline to run routes for Allen during the early portion of the warm-up when some players come out to get extra work.
McDermott said he heard about it, but all he would say after the Buffalo Bills lost 20-13 to the Houston Texans is, “I’m going to look into it.”
Benjamin was asked about it after the game, and predictably, he was in full cover-up mode.
“I was out stretching and just running and just doing my pregame warmup,” he said. “Usually I’ll go over to Josh and get a couple balls before he goes in (to the locker room) because Josh goes in (earlier) than all the rest of the players to come in and do his routine. And right before I seen he was about to go in, he asked me, ‘You need anything.’ And I was like, ‘Nah, I’m good.’ Then he ended up leaving and I ended up leaving, but I guess she put the tweet out thinking like, this is a big break. I mean, you put stories out there like that and you know your page starts to get followers. I feel bad for you guys. I feel like that messes up reporting y’all put out there, the truth. That’s why players are so standoffish toward reporters. It sucks for y’all guys.”
Yeah, that’s what Cottrell was trying to do, stir something up. Sorry, but I’m going with what she heard. And given that Benjamin has 10 catches for 146 yards in six games this season, McDermott and Beane should go with her version, too, and ship this guy out of town.
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