Quarterback Matt Cassel has gotten off to a rough start this season as his Kansas City Chiefs have struggled to a 1-4 record and he's thrown nearly twice as many interceptions as touchdowns. When a vicious hit knocked Cassel out of Sunday's home game against the Baltimore Ravens, many Chiefs fans appeared to cheer his injury. That's a classless move by any measure, but now a video that's going viral on YouTube gives an NFL player's perspective on the surprising turn of events.
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In the clip above, Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston sharply scolds fans' reaction to Cassel's injury. He calls the cheers "sickening" and says he's "never been more embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there." Winston's strong words, however, are lent even more meaning by his eloquent and measured delivery.
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Should Winston have ignored the incident, or was he right to take fans to task through the media? Give us your take in the comments.
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