Tannehill: "It was a good hit, clean hit. But to celebrate when guy is down is a classless move."— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) November 29, 2015
Early in the game, Jets safety Calvin Pryor delivered a crushing tackle to Miami Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews. While the hit was called cleaned by the referees, Matthews left the game with a rib and chest injury.
While medical staff tended to the Dolphins receiver, Pryor seemed to hop in celebration in front of the New York Jets fans at MetLife Stadium. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill spoke on the matter, calling Pryor's post-hit actions "classless."
Though the matter could have ended there, Pryor took offense to being called classless and tweeted a response, claiming that the danger in the hit wasn't really from the contact between he and Matthews but the lack of safety in initially throwing it to him.
Throw a better ball next time @ryantannehill1 teammate would've never got injured!!! Sorry if you felt I was classless at the moment.— Calvin Pryor III (@star_island25) November 30, 2015
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