Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill criticized Jets safety Calvin Pryor for celebrating after a hit that injured Miami receiver Rishard Matthews.
Matthews injured his chest and ribs on a hit by Pryor in the first quarter and did not return to the game.
“I was worried about Rishard, but I heard some [teammates] talking about it on the sidelines,” Tannehill said, according to ESPN.com. “That’s kind of a classless move to celebrate when a guy is injured. Obviously, it was a good hit, a clean hit. But to celebrate when a guy is down is a classless move.”
Pryor said on Twitter after the game that he wasn’t celebrating the fact that Matthews was injured.
I was definitely celebrating the great play I made. I would never celebrate someone getting injured during the game. C'mon now— Calvin Pryor III (@star_island25) November 30, 2015
Before hearing Tannehill’s criticism, Jets head coach Todd Bowles lauded Pryor for the play.
“I thought Calvin made a good play,” Bowles said, according to NJ.com.
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