Sick of Baker Mayfield hot takes? Tired of hearing concerns about his weak immune system or cries of poor sportsmanship for planting a flag? Well, this may have taken the cake for stupidity.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Baker Mayfield would arrive late to check-in for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., due to a “personal family matter”. The possibility that Baker Mayfield might not play in the Senior Bowl also came to light, which drew the ire of this dude.
Yep, Cleveland Browns podcaster Damon Kecman decided to use this opportunity to give a hot (and I mean hot) take on Mayfield’s tardiness. This obviously resulted in some backlash from OU and NFL fans alike. Once this happened, he decided to double down.
It’s already been reported he won’t be playing in the game.— Damon Kecman (@DownWithDamon) January 23, 2018
For someone who has been on the national stage all year and the reigning heisman winner, he really had 0 buisiness coming to the bowl to begin with and now all this mystery.. not a good look..
Fortunately, Baker Mayfield was made aware of this awful take and revealed that the matter was actually quite serious.
Showing up late? What would you do if your mom had gone to the hospital? Get outta here. Family before myself always.— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) January 23, 2018
Here’s the thing — if you don’t know the pertinent details of a matter such as this, maybe you should keep this kind of thing to yourself. The internet never forgets, and this guy will be branded as an idiot forever.
The guy ended up tweeting a monumentally weak apology shortly after Baker Mayfield’s response:
An apology to Baker Mayfield & his family. pic.twitter.com/VJpMxVETE0— Damon Kecman (@DownWithDamon) January 23, 2018
“I’m sorry that I assumed the reasons of why Baker Mayfield was late to the Senior Bowl.”
“Nor I, or anyone, knew the reasons for his absence but I wanted to publicly apologize because I was not trying to insinuate that his family matter wasn’t serious.”
I don’t quite have the words to express myself after reading this, so I’ll let Twitter carry the load.
I hope you get stuck in traffic on your way home today and the Browns draft Josh Allen— Austin Brown (@AustinOBrown) January 23, 2018
"Nor I, or anyone...?" Nor I have seen nor that nor nothing, or any sentence, nor like it before.— KC Barnett (@kc_barnett) January 23, 2018
What did the English language do to you to deserve this? It reads like an 8-year old wrote it with his mom standing over his shoulder.— Footyballs (@LiquidPony) January 23, 2018
You didn’t ‘try to insinuate his “family matter” wasn’t serious...’— Bruhette (@AzSportsGirl63) January 23, 2018
You DID insinuate he was lying about it.
Anyway, I hope Baker’s mom is doing okay. Baker and his family are going through a tough time, and they don’t need someone like this guy attempting to drag him through the mud for the sake of retweets.