Penn Passes On TV Time, Inevitable Talib QueriesJune 26th, 2013
The heinous NFL AM show on NFL Network was supposed to have Donald Penn as a special in-studio guest this morning, but Penn wisely gave a last-minute “no thanks.”
Penn explained via Twitter that he didn’t want to be part of the ratings-grabbing, TMZ-like coverage all morning of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s arrest. Yes, NFL Network had a reporter camped out on the scene and cameras outside Hernandez’s house.
@DPENN70 - I want 2 thank @NFL_AM staff 4 giving me a choice 2go on or not 2 I chose not 2 didn’t want 2 talk about the Hernandez arrest the whole time
Penn really made the right call.
Aside from precious diluted national exposure for the Bucs — from arguably their most colorful personality– Penn also avoided the inevitable line of questioning about what it was like in the Bucs’ locker room during the multiple arrests of helmet-wielding, cabbie-slugging, Adderrall-popping, coach-cussing, referee-charging, pistol-friendly, granny-hassling Aqib Talib.
While his take on all that likely would have been priceless, Penn wisely took a rain check.