Biggs: Flozell hides behind team Web site
We can rest easy now.
Flozell Adams says he’s not a dirty player, and he made this grand announcement on the Web site of his employer, the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, the Cowboys billed Adams’ comments on their Web site as an “exclusive interview.” It’s mighty exclusive, indeed, when it excludes reporters from news media outlets. That much is dead on.
"A lot of people, reporters and some coaches have been around long before me and in 12 years and over 100-something games and they start calling me a dirty player now," Adams announced via the team. "I'm not doing anything different than I've always done. They can be the judge of whatever they want to say, but I know people in here - teammates, coaches and family - they know I'm not like that. I wouldn't do anything deliberately to hurt another player or take anyone out.
"At my position, I want to give some guys a few bumps here and there. That's how you play. But I'm not a dirty player. I'm not like that because I wouldn't want anything like that to happen to me."
Adams was slapped with a $50,000 fine by the NFL this week for his actions last Sunday vs. the New York Giants, and he has been picking up fines all season. Justin Tuck called him a “dirtbag” following the game, and Adams pushed Tuck from behind on the final play of the second quarter, a tactic that started a skirmish along the sideline.
"I don't know. I don't know what the deal is," Adams said. "I've never had penalties like that. Not unsportsmanlike penalties, I've never really had those. Go back and look through the years. When is the last time I've had an unsportsmanlike penalty before this year - maybe like eight or nine years ago. I don't know if you're looking at me differently, but I think people really need to go back and look at the tapes and look at the books before they call me a dirty player."
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