So Chris Rix went on Jay Mohr's radio show and it may not have been the best idea in the world. Rix called in -- with the quickness actually -- to specifically talk about Darnell Dockett. The resulting conversation triggered a lot of anger from Dockett, and hoooo boy Twitter is amazing right now.
The audio of the call is here. And a quick transcript:
Rix: I was surprised AJ [McCarron] would come back. He's a humble, quiet guy. He's got the girl. He's got the ring. I wouldn't think he would need to do that. But I give him a little credit for standing up for himself. But there were all these jokes about Darnell and what his preference was in college, if I might, because there was a few incidents of him hanging out with some dudes in the union and stuff...
Mohr: Did guys make fun of Darnell Dockett's sexuality to his face?
Rix: Yes they did. He would get defensive at times as most guys would. But let's just say there were a few questions of why is Darnell hanging at this dude's house or this guy's dorm room a little bit more than you're used to hanging out at guys' door dorms.
Speaking of dorm rooms, we're hanging out at Burt Reynolds Hall, which is the dorm where underclassmen stay at Florida State. My room was right next to Greg Jones' room. They're hanging out playing video games, Madden was just getting big at this time, and we had both of our doors open.
I remember hearing Mike Boulware and Greg Jones, it was their room, and Darnell and some other guys were hanging out. Long story short, Darnell was making fun of Greg Jones, we were just freshmen, and Darnell was a year older than us. He said something that rubbed Greg Jones the wrong way -- I don't know if it was questioning his toughness, they were measuring their biceps, two big dudes. He said something that Greg didn't like. Greg picks up Darnell Dockett -- you know Greg Jones of the Jacksonville Jaguars, clearing the way for MJD for years -- he picks him up WWE-style and slams him through that coffee table that they have inside of your dorm room. Classic story. Let's just say Darnell never said anything that would offend Greg Jones from that day on.
That prompted Rix to half-assed apologize to Dockett on Twitter. Dockett, of course, was none too pleased. To the Twitters!*
@coachrix fuck you bitch I heard u lying on me , no one liked your sorry ass ever, when I see u im whooping yo ass on everything I love.— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) February 7, 2013
@coachrix and fuck yo apology pussy! Say everything u said on radio in my face!— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) February 7, 2013
I swear I my dead mother @coachrix when I see you that's your ass! Period! Fuck bitch lying on me bobby Bowden didn't like yo sorry ass!— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) February 7, 2013
*Dockett has since deleted the three tweets above, that were embedded before he took them down.
So yeah, the Chris Rix vs. Darnell Dockett battle royale is ... something. If I were Rix, I'd consider just staying away from Dockett. Hell, he might want to just stay inside and hide right now.
Update: This isn't help, Rix. Probably time to step away from Twitter for a bit.
1 thing you can control about apologizing to someone: Doing it. // 1 thing you can't control: whether they accept it.— Chris Rix (@CoachRix) February 7, 2013
Best thing to do when you make a mistake in life, admit it and ask forgiveness. That's all I can do...time to move on. @ddockett— Chris Rix (@CoachRix) February 7, 2013
Update 2: Travis Johnson weighs in!