Rex Ryan caught all types of controversy on Friday when he took to ESPN’s ‘Get Up’ and lit into the Dallas Cowboys for re-signing wide receiver Amari Cooper. The Cowboys inked the former first-round pick to a five-year, $100 million deal and Ryan thought that was insane.
In fact, he called Cooper a “turd.”
“[Amari Cooper] is the biggest disappearing act in the National Football League,” Ryan said on the show. “I wouldn’t have paid this turd.”
Fellow NFL analysts blasted him for his comments:
Soon after, Ryan took to the ESPN airwaves once again to offer an apology.
“I can’t believe I said that, used that word. Obviously it was a poor choice by me to say what I said about Amari. Anybody who knows me — look, quite honestly, I think the world of every player and have a great deal of respect for every single player in the National Football League, including Amari Cooper…But what I added at the end of that, I want to apologize to Amari again and hope he accepts my apology.”
The former NFL coach’s comments were spot on in regards to Cooper’s play on the field, but there was absolutely no need for name calling.
Cooper ended the 2019 season with 79 receptions for 1,189 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.