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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Osi Umenyiora is considered a pretty easy going guy. He said he never gets into fights on the field — unless Matt Light is involved.
Umenyiora has faced the Patriots twice in the regular season during his career. Sure enough, he and Light went at it both times.
“He wasn’t as bad in the Super Bowl, but this past game that we played (in Week 9), we fought again,” Umenyiora said. “I don’t know what it is that he does, but something that he’s doing really gets under my skin. I’m not that type of guy. He’s probably the only person I’ve ever fought on the football field.”
Those words continued Umenyiora’s pre-Super Bowl tradition of calling out Light. The Giants defensive end did the same thing when he called Light a “dirty player” before they met in Super Bowl XLII.
Umenyiora eventually backed off those comments before the game, vowing to do his talking on the field. Considering the Giants sacked Tom Brady five times in their 17-14 win, Umenyiora would have t
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