go to MSN.com
Found November 18, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott was apparently so furious with the media after his team’s 27-13 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday that he demanded his teammates participate in a boycott.

According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Scott ordered every member of the Jets defense to answer all questions with “both teams played hard.” “Both teams played hard” is a nod to notorious NBA headcase Rasheed Wallace,who gave that line in response to every question he fielded during a press conference several years ago.

Scott apparently threatened teammates who did speak with the media, even name-calling fellow linebacker Bryan Thomas for breaking the boycott.

After the attempted media boycott failed, Scott apparently began speaking with reporters calmly.

Hubbuch says Scott called for the boycott in response to an anonymously-sourced story in the New York Daily News during the week that cited a Jets player as calling Tim Tebow a “terrible” quarterback.

The article was a source of much strife in the Jets locker room during the week. Coach Rex Ryan was forced to address it, and Scott responded to allegations that he was one of the anonymous sources.

This also is not the first time Scott has taken an anti-media stance this season. After the Jets beat the Bills in Week 1, Scott declared a media boycott in protest of the New York Post calling the team a bunch of clowns. He also had a run-in with a reporter in the team’s locker room that nearly involved a fight.

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Bart Scott failed to lead a media boycott and the Jets get even more absurd

The New York Jets actually won a game on Sunday.  (Yay!)  But of course, we can't go a week in the saga of the 2012 New York Jets without the biggest controversy and news story of the NFL season, win or lose.  The Jets are basically that one person in your life who can never be happy and depends on drama to surivive like it's oxygen.  You know those people.  You probably...

Bart Scott leads ‘media mutiny’ following Jets win

After a tumultuous week filled with antonymous quotes and an alleged in-house divide, the Jets answered the bell in St. Louis, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 27-13 victory over the Rams. But it wasn't enough for Bart Scott, who failed to let Gang Green escape the Gateway City without an extra dash of drama. Following the Jets win, the always outspoken linebacker...

Game Recap: JETS 27 - RAMS 13

Jets keep postseason chances alive with win in St. Louis. After coming off their Bye week and losing big in Seattle, the Jets season seemed to been in a tailspin.  With two blowout losses in three weeks (MIA, BYE, SEA) and an article released that supposedly shed some light on a divided locker room, the Jets found an escape at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis."Our guys have...

Santonio Holmes takes a slight shot at Brian Schottenheimer

After yesterday’s win over the Rams, New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes took a shot at former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer who now works for the Rams. Good job today #NYJETS for beating up on Shotty n the #RAMS — Santonio Holmes (@santonio10) November 18, 2012 Gotta love players like Holmes and linebacker Bart Scott.  They’re always keeping things classy...

No Huddle – Crucial Win In St. Louis Edition

4-6 is not the type of record to go celebrating in the Meatpacking District over. The way New York athletes often do after big victories. Ending a three game skid and moving beyond a “Terrible Tim” storm that threatened to derail focus on the Rams is. The Jets win over St Louis has seemingly calmed the Florham Park madness down for the time being but more importantly, has moved...

Tebometer rises… but should it?

In the New York Jets 27-13 victory over St. Louis on Sunday, Tim Tebow completed his one and only pass (although calling it a pass is a bit misleading, it was really just a forwarded lateral).   Amazingly Tebow has now put up a 100% completion rate in each of the last 3 games he has thrown the ball. However, his “pass” against the Rams netted the Jets -1 yard, so in reality...

Champ Bailey Defends Tim Tebow After Criticism From Jets, Says ‘It’s Not Easy Being Him’

Tim Tebow may not have the backing of his teammates in New York, but it certainly sounds like he has some support in Denver. Tebow, who was ripped this week by several Jets teammates in the New York Daily News, continues to get respect from players he worked alongside in Denver. “He was one of my all-time favorite teammates,” cornerback Champ Bailey told the Denver Post. “One...

Kerley Active For Jets

New York wideout Jeremy Kerley will be uniform Sunday against the Rams. He had been listed as questionable with heel and hamstring injuries.Fantasy Spin:Kerley sat out practice on Friday but it looks like he'll be a full go Sunday in St. Louis. Fantasy owners have probably learned by now to temper their expectations with Mark Sanchez under center. But just in case it hasn'...

Gameday Deciding Factors: Jets at Rams

The New York Jets are all but officially out of the playoff hunt, but don't tell them that. at 3-6, Jets coach Rex Ryan still thinks they can right the ship, pointing to 2009, when Gang Green suffered two three-game losing streaks, including being at 4-6 at one point, yet still got to the AFC Championship game. If they're going to accomplish the near-impossible, it starts...

Week 11 Preview – St. Louis Rams vs. New York Jets

  The Rams must win this game against the New York Jets at home. On the road, I could live with a loss, but at home, we must win. The “must” part is not arising from a fantasy that we are a far superior team to the Jets. There are no teams in this league that we outclass by a large margin. Instead, the “must” part of the win comes from how well this games sets up for...

Jets leaning on experience of 2009 rally for confidence

In Rex Ryan's first season as the New York Jets' head coach, Gang Green overcame two three-game losing streaks and won five of their last six games to make the playoffs and ride an improbable road win streak to the AFC Championship game. Ryan was asked Friday if this year's team, which sits at 3-6, leans on memories of that season for inspiration. "I think from a...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Teens who broke into Ray Allen's home busted by mom

Last week, some teenagers broke into Ray Allen’s Coral Gables, Florida home in order to have a peak around the house. And if it weren’t for the mother of a friend of the intruders, they wouldn’t have been caught by the police. The curious teenagers were turned in by the mom who stated that “[My] daughter’s friends did something stupid.” Luckily for the teens, who were...
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 hours ago

Kyrie Irving: 'I haven't been a leader'

Though many yearned for Kyrie Irving to lead an otherwise fledgling franchise through a time of disarray, the two-time NBA All-Star admits that he was anything but. “Everybody asks me if this is my year to be a leader … I haven’t been so far though, not at all,” Irving said in an interview with Real GM. “I’ve just been a kid trying to figure it out. There’s no perfect...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago

Steelers RBs Bell, Blount arrested together for marijuana

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested Wednesday afternoon following a traffic stop, reports the Associated Press. Bell, Blount and a female passenger were arrested for marijuana possession. According to the Associated Press, traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro driven by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after officer Stafiej, who...
Via Sports-Glory
7 hours ago

Report: Volcano threatens Penn State-UCF opener in Iceland

A volcano is threatening the Penn State-UCF season opener in Ireland.
Via Gamedayr
8 hours ago

Report: Jon Lester returning to Boston ‘a long shot’

The consensus since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline has been that Lester, a free agent at season’s end, very well may end up back in Boston next season. But, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Lester returning to Boston this upcoming winter is viewed as a long shot. Back in Spring Training, the Red Sox offered Lester a four...
Via Sports-Glory
12 hours ago

Report: Suns looking to trade Eric Bledsoe

TweetThe free agency stand off between restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns may be nearing an end soon. According to a report from Fox Sports 910 host Jude LaCava, the Suns are very much open to the idea of trading Bledsoe: “I’ll tell you this, and I think this is the first time it’s reported,” Jude LaCava said on Tuesday. “I do believe in my NBA...
Via Los That Sports Blog
11 hours ago

No evidence of cancer found in Jim Kelly during examination

We all needed some good news right about now. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who has been battling cancer for some time now, appears to be cancer-free right now. According to Kelly’s doctor, a recent physical examination showed “no evidence of the cancer.”  Jim Kelly's doctor releases statement that says "on physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago

Derrick Rose reportedly experiencing knee soreness

TweetDerrick Rose has shown flashes of his old self in two exhibition games for Team USA this summer, but according to reports the Chicago Bulls PG has been absent from the practice floor lately due to soreness in his surgically repaired knees. A source familiar with Rose’s condition told ESPNChicago.com’s Nick Friedell that Rose has been bothered by knee soreness since his return...
Via Los That Sports Blog
17 hours ago

Kent State center Jason Bitsko passes away unexpectedly

In some incredibly sad news, Kent State’s football program announced on Wednesday that starting center Jason Bitsko passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning at the age of 21.  Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko was found dead this morning. He was 21. — Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) August 20, 2014 The university did not provide many more details and the cause of...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago

Tony Gonzalez believes the Broncos will go undefeated

The last time there was an undefeated team in the NFL was Don Shula’s 1972 Miami Dolphins and while the 2007 Patriots came close, they ended up falling short of undefeated in a full season. Current CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Gonzalez thinks that the Denver Broncos will be the next NFL’s undefeated team, in […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.