Seattle Times writer Matt Calkins made defensive lineman Michael Bennett pretty upset this week when he wrote an article titled, “Seahawks’ Michael Bennett does great things, but why the immaturity?”
While it was a very positive article about Michael Bennett, Calkins called out Bennett at the end of the article saying:
I was 10 feet away from Bennett after that playoff loss to the Falcons when he ripped into a reporter for asking a fair question about the pass rush. He called him a “non-playing (expletive)” and asked what kind of adversity he’d been through, implying that there was no way it could be on par with an NFL player.
Well, that reporter survived cancer, which Bennett obviously didn’t know. But the fact that he never apologized or even acknowledged it reeks of immaturity.
Bennett did not like those last few lines….
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) May 21, 2017
Calkins tried to take the high road.
I’m sorry you feel this way. I actually have a lot of respect for you. https://t.co/utq4xnx3YU
— Matt Calkins (@Matt_Calkins) May 21, 2017