Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews On Winning And Losing AP NFL Defensive Player Of The Year

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews is in Dallas to play in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The week started off incredibly well for Matthews as reports surfaced on Monday night that he had won the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. 

The only problem? He didn't win. Those reports were wrong.

The real winner was Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu, who promptly said others, like Matthews, deserved the award more. Matthews was asked about the strange situation even poking fun at the media for getting the story wrong.

"I was more upset with the texts saying I won and then the ones saying I didn't win," Matthews said.

He was cool about the entire situation saying he was only annoyed to receive so many text messages when he won -- and then again when he didn't win.

This is a good problem to have, though. Matthews is in just his third year in the league so he can expect to be in the running for more awards like this.

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