Sports-talk radio and Twitter were abuzz Tuesday over a confrontation between the Dolphins’ general manager and an unhappy fan at Sunday’s home opener.
“It caught me off guard,” Ireland said. “I just turned and walked away, but I did say the word. I regret I used the word I used. I thought I was using it under my breath. I guess I kind of said it loud enough that he could hear it.”
News of the altercation first came on 790 The Ticket on Tuesday, when a caller told the station he witnessed Ireland cursing at a fan. A short time later, a man who identified himself only as Sean, a longtime season-ticket holder, claimed he was on the receiving end of the profanity and appeared to take it as a badge of honor.
“I expressed my displeasure over the organization,” he said. “I don’t think he particularly liked it, and then I made a suggestion how he could fix the problem, and he didn’t particularly like that suggestion either.”
THIS AND THAT
• The Dolphins released defensive linemanRyan Baker
just a week after signing him, a sign thatTony McDaniel
could return from his knee injury Sunday. They filled the roster spot by signing
(6-2, 300 pounds), a defensive tackle who spent the past four seasons with Detroit, his agent said on Twitter.
• Running backReggie Bush
have been nominated for the NFL’s ground player and rookie of the week, respectively. The winners will be determined via a vote on NFL.com.
• Dolphins playersDavone Bess
, along with cheerleaders and team CEOMike Dee
, surprised three local high school students with $5,000 scholarships Tuesday.Sephora Dubreuze
(Boca Raton Community),Kimi Farrington
(Pompano Beach) andAshira Vantrees
(Cooper City) were honored as Sun Life Rising Star Award recipients for their “remarkable achievements.”