After the game on Sunday, Dolphins LB Channing Crowder ranted about how Ravens RB Le’Ron McClain spit on Crowder. I’m not using the video below as conclusive proof that the spitting occurred, but it looks pretty convincing.
Click below for the postgame comments from Crowder, McClain, and Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby:
In the midst of Crowder’s rant, he also dropped references to Helen Keller and Anne Frank, famous historical figures. ESPN’s Tim Graham wrote:
Crowder said when he complained to the officials, they told him they didn’t see McClain spit at him.
“Then they said something about they let [Dolphins linebacker] Karlos Dansby get away with a face mask the play before,” Crowder said. “Who the f— cares? A guy just spit in my face! I don’t give a damn about Karlos pulling somebody’s face mask. Like they didn’t see [Dolphins quarterback] Chad Henne get hit twice when he slid. Yeah, a little Stevie Wonder and Anne Frank.”
Asked what the Anne Frank reference meant, Crowder said “Who was that? Is that the blind girl? Helen Keller … I don’t know who the f— Anne Frank is. I’m mad right now. F— it. I’m not as swift as I usually am.”
Okay, so Crowder clearly isn’t a history buff. What about geography? Sad to say, he fails in that subject, too. In 2007, he admitted that “he did not know until now where London was – or that Londoners spoke English.”
“I couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries,” he said.
“I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that.”
Crowder added: “I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him.
“That’s the closest thing I know to London. He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.”
Wait – black people can’t be from London now?
Crowder, while he may have been spat on, is certainly not evoking sympathy from fans. No one ever called him a genius, but I truly wonder what he got on his Wonderlic score.