Shots Fired! An NFL Writer Just Completely Ethered the Carolina Panthers

Shots Fired! An NFL Writer Just Completely Ethered the Carolina Panthers

Wow. So, know what you don't want to do if you're an NFL player right now? Withhold access from Yahoo! Sports writer Michael Silver. After Silver was turned away from a recent workout featuring a bunch of Carolina Panthers players by a uniformed cop who was hired by the players, he went off in his most recent column to the tune of 1500+ words dedicated to ripping each and every player there a new one for their callous move in the midst of a lockout.

"This just in, guys," he writes. "Nobody wants to steal any of your secrets, unless they're looking for a primer on how not to play professional football. And by locking out reporters...you are damaging your cause on numerous levels...You're missing an opportunity to cast yourselves in a positive light during a time of tumultuous discord that threatens to get worse as the scheduled start of the 2011 season nears."

And then, in a final closing thought, he drops a bomb on the players. "Nice work, Panthers," he writes. "On a positive note, once the lockout ends and the games begin, you'll have to play a lot better than you did last year to merit any coverage whatsoever from reporters like me."

Ouch. Soooo, you guys ready to step out from behind the velvet ropes—or what? [via Yahoo! Sports]

Tags: shots-fired, michael-silver, carolina-panthers, nfl-lockout, nfl, football
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