Reggie Bush still isn’t happy at what he thought were comments from New York Jets targeting him for injury last month, and, with the Dolphins set to face the Jets again this weekend, the war of words has started again.
The feud dated back to comments that Jets coach Rex Ryan made before the teams met in September that he wanted to put “hot sauce” on Reggie Bush, a veiled hint that he wanted his team to hurt Bush. In that game, Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis went down with a season-ending injury, which Bush called karma for the comments Ryan had made about him.
As the two teams prepare to meet, the comments are coming up again, ESPN noted.
Rex Ryan said he wants Reggie Bush to apolgize for his “what-goes-around-comes-around” comment from Week 3, The Associated Press noted.
Jets players have weighed in as well.
“We want to knock him out, but we’re out to do it legally,” linebacker Aaron Maybin said.
Safety LaRon Landry, who knocked Reggie Bush out of the first contest with a jarring second-quarter hit, is also ready for the Jets-Dolphins matchup this weekend.
“Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit,” Landry said. “If I’m in the box or I’m going downhill, he’ll remember that hit.”
The Reggie Bush comments could get extra scrutiny from the NFL, which is still reeling from the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Though this does not involved money for hits, the Jets’ players public statements that they intend to hurt an opposing player could bring league action, NFL observers note.