So I was watching the Saints game yesterday when Jermaine Gresham caught a pass for a Bengals TD. Cincinnati fan Christa Barrett got Gresham’s attention, at which point they shared a short moment and he tossed the ball to her.
I couldn’t believe it. I thought “sheesh, that’s a grown man who ought to know better.”
I know, I know, it’s just a football, blah blah blah. That it is just a football is exactly why it shouldn’t have been a big deal for this bully to let that young lady have it. Sir, maybe you even got caught up in the heat of the moment. You can’t give it to her 15 minutes later on further consideration—knowing it was intended for her and you basically stole it?
Apparently Williams wanted it for his grandson. That’s his explanation. Hey man, how about modeling basic decency for him instead?
The Saints kept it classy and brought Barrett a ball after the incident, and I understand she is to receive a football autographed by the entire Bengals team. That’s doing quite well for consolation, yes?
Tony Williams, that was a completely obnoxious thing you did, and your lack of remorse afterward is another completely obnoxious thing you did. I’m glad you’re getting called out, and I’m delighted to pile on. Shame on you. Find some manners. You’re embarrassing your mother.
And the Saints.