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For Channing Crowder, history takes back seat to histrionics over spitting

By Cindy Boren

History shmistory. Channing Crowder was spitting mad.

The Miami Dolphins linebacker was furious with a capital F and let fly with a profanity-laced tirade in which he confused Anne Frank and Helen Keller and accused Baltimore Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain of spitting in his face during the Ravens' 26-10 victory at M & T Bank Stadium. Crowder was spewing such venom that teammate Jake Long asked a Dolphins spokesman to cut Crowder off.

"I just got told not to talk about it, so I can't talk about it," Crowder said when he was first asked about the third-quarter incident with McClain. In retrospect, that was a pretty good idea. Instead, on he went.

"But Le'Ron McClain spit in my face. He spit in my face. That's some real [stuff]. So if you talk to him, tell him he's a [lady of the evening]. And if he ever comes to Miami, he's got to see me."

Officials, according to Crowder, told him they didn't see the incident.

"Then they said something about they let [Dolphins linebacker] Karlos Dansby get away with a facemask the play before," Crowder said. "Who the [flowers] cares? A guy just spit in my face! I don't give a damn about Karlos pulling somebody's facemask. Like they didn't see [Dolphins quarterback] Chad Henne get hit twice when he slid. Yeah, a little Stevie Wonder and Anne Frank."

A baffled media asked for clarification. "Who was that? Is that the blind girl? Helen Keller ... I don't know who the [flowers] Anne Frank is. I'm mad right now. ... I'm not as swift as I usually am.

"That's the first time I've ever been spit in my face in my life. And that's the worst thing you can do to a man as another man, spit in somebody's face. Why would you do that? Why would you try to? Because you're scared of me? Really? Spit on me and then walk away real fast and let your team protect you? That's what he did."

McClain said there was no loogie, magic or otherwise.

"We got into a little head-butt competition, but no spit, man," McClain said. "Probably me talking, I don't know. But all the spitting and all that ain't my game. I play ball."

By Cindy Boren  | November 7, 2010; 7:13 PM ET
 
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Comments

Isn't this the same dude who said he couldn't point out London on a map and also deduced that since London Fletcher is black, he's not actually from London?

Posted by: BMoreChil | November 8, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

same guy who didn't know where London was when they played there a couple years ago. Ahhhh, American School system! Kudos!

Posted by: sa11231 | November 8, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

there are no black people in London. he should have been called Anacostia Flethcer.

Posted by: sa11231 | November 8, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Crowder is the same idiot, who had concerns when the teams traveled to England to play.
That they[sic] would have difficulty while traveling about town because of the language barrier.

Posted by: Defund_NPR | November 8, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

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