The Knucklehead of the Day award
We have father and son knuckleheads today. Kellen Winslow Sr. and his son Kellen Winslow Jr. They get today's award because of Jr's stupidity in driving a motorcycle he was not prepared to use and then crashing it. In the process the Cleveland Brown Tight End tore up his knee and will miss the upcoming football season. This all happened over a month ago.
Sr. gets the award because of his whining over the press treatment of his son. Comparing them to the talk show Jerry Springer. Hey Kellen Sr. tell your son to grow up. His stupidity just cost him millions of dollars.
By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (June 3) - Injured Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. made his first public appearance since his motorcycle crash, and his father used the occasion Friday night to lambaste the media for its coverage of the accident.
The 21-year-old Winslow tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee when he wrecked his high-powered motorcycle May 1 while doing tricks in a secluded parking lot near his home. He will miss all of next season.
Winslow Jr., who missed 14 games as a rookie with a broken right leg, will undergo surgery in the next few weeks.
Shortly after arriving at an auction and roast celebrating the Browns' 1964 NFL championship team, the former first-round pick, who didn't limp, said he didn't want to talk to waiting reporters.
"No," he said politely. "I'm good."
Kellen Winslow Sr., who drove his son to the event and escorted him into the hotel, initially said he would not comment, either. However, a few hours later, the Hall of Famer changed his mind.
The former San Diego Chargers star angrily accused the media of turning the younger Winslow's accident and recovery into a spectacle.
"This Jerry Springer mentality of journalism, you guys are better than that."-Kellen Winslow Sr.
"I'm disappointed in the way you guys have handled it. Twenty-one-year-old people make mistakes," he said. "He made a mistake. You made it a circus. Remember when you were 21? A human being at 21 makes mistakes. He's not a piece of property."