Martellus Bennett has never been one to shy away from his feelings, so it's no surprise he had some thoughts on the NFL's decision to make a video informing players about the right way to celebrate duringgames.
"An educational training video on celebrations? Spend that money on something else like a video on investments or something that," Bennett tweeted. "[That ] will help the players. Who gives a s— what guys do when they celebrate. Do somethingimpactful. Y'all wasting guys time with this s—."
Yo @NFL why don't y'all go help out some of these players build up the communities that the majority of your players come from.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
Player celebration became a topic last season when the NFL decided to really crack down on what the league deemedinappropriate. Players were penalized and finedand often felt like they were being mistreated with the punishment.
Bennett is just one of several players to voice frustration over the issueand says the underlying factor is that the league wants to promote itself and not the players in it. He then compared the NFL to NBA in terms of marketing.
See the NFL promotes the logos not the players. The NBA promotes its players. Big difference.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
NFL knows players wont be around long so they invest all resources into the building teamlogos for longevity. That's the constant variable.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
NBA on the other hand they can invest in the players being the face of the entire league. Look at the advertising of both.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
The 30-year-old tight end shared some more thoughts on the issue, saying he'll be taking a "15-minute dump" whenever they're supposed to watch the video.