“I Think [Chucky is] A Scumbag.”January 28th, 2009
It doesn’t appear that Chucky and Simeon Rice will be exchanging Christmas cards this year.
“You get what you deserve,” Rice said. “That’s what Jon said. He got it now. Everybody gets what they deserve. . . .
“You look at what he did when Chris [Simms] damn near died on the field he wanted to release him right when he got injured. I get hurt, my shoulder’s torn off the bone. This dude releases me. You know what I mean? I’m your guy. The list goes on. Keenan McCardell, that situation was a debacle. Keyshawn Johnson, another situation [that] was a debacle. Joey Galloway, which was his man, was in the dog house all year because he got injured, broke his ankle or whatever. Brad Johnson, that situation was bad. Brings Jeff Garcia in here, oh, he’s going to change things. I helped recruit him [and he] released me, kept Jeff and then put him in the dog house. Gets rid of Brian Greise, brings him, starts a controversy. It was chaotic. I’m giving you facts.
“How I feel personally? I could tell you that, too. I think he’s a scumbag,” Rice said. “I think he’s a scumbag personally. That’s when he’s telling you one thing and… You know what he told me? ‘Simeon you’ll be here in the next five years.’ I got injured [and] this man’s never said one word to me. I won a Super Bowl for you. I got 13 sacks, 12, 15 every year for you. I balled. I got injured [and] you let me go like it was nothing.”
This sort of bums Joe out to read this. Joe had access to radio row at the Super Bowl Media Center yesterday and wandered in and out of the ballroom. Later, when banging out this story on one of the computers provided by the NFL, Joe heard Rice talking to someone as he was walking away.
Joe knew at the time he missed a good interview as Rice never holds back. He wasn’t aware at the time he missed on a fantastic interview.