Cowboys' Jay Ratliff Restrained From Attacking Reporter By Teammates In Locker Room When Questions About Sam Hurd Arrest Come Up!
Published on December 17, 2011
Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram was on the scene, and had this to report. "What happened in the Cowboys' locker room between nose tackle Jay Ratliff and a veteran Cowboys beat reporter on Thursday should not come as a giant surprise. I was there to witness the "fun", which was a tad uncomfortable, and totally predictable. On Thursday, Watkins was asking Ratliff about the news regarding former Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd's arrest for drug trafficking. The chat went south quickly; suddenly I see Marcus Spears and Martellus Bennett pushing both Ratliff and Watkins in opposite directions. Some rather unfriendly, and unprintable, words were exchanged. Something like, "You stink." "No, you stink" ... only with saltier language, at a much higher volume.