- Dawkins was flagged for unnecessary roughness late in the fourth quarter
- Players from both teams tried to keep the situation from escalating in the tunnel
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Buffalo Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins blasted the New York Jets after an altercation ensued following their 32-6 blowout win on Sunday in Orchard Park.
Dawkins addressed the Jets’ ‘very disrespectful players’ with the media after a late-game shoving match with Jets defensive lineman Michael Clemons flowed into the tunnel after the final whistle.
‘I’m a humble guy,’ Dawkins said. ‘I’m not a fan, man. I’m not a fan of the Jets. Very disrespectful players. It’s what it is, and when we can run and pass and beat a team like that, cool. Thumbs up.’
The Bills had no way of losing the game when Dawkins kept blocking Clemons after a whistle before knocking him down and landing on him. Although Dawkins was flagged for unnecessary roughness, Clemons shoved him to the ground, sparking involvement from both squads.
After getting shoved, Dawkins got up and waved at the Bills fans as Buffalo cruised towards their
Buffalo Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins addressed the Jets’ ‘very disrespectful players’ on Sunday
Dawkins got into shoving match with Michael Clemons on the field and in the tunnel after
‘It’s probably anger,’ Dawkins said of the Jets’ frustration. ‘A little bit of, a lotta bit of emotions. Like, there’s a lot of emotional guys over there, very emotional guys. Even their D-line coach — very emotional, unmanly. So, very emotional guy.’
Clemons did not speak to the media after the incident. However, Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner talked about his attempt to defuse the situation in the tunnel.
‘A lot of emotions going into it,’ Gardner said. ‘That’s it. A lot of emotions — frustrated. I have no issues with none of them. I was trying to resolve everything.’
New York’s DJ Reed told ESPN that he did not see any punches thrown during the altercation. According to Reed, most of the players involved were trying to pull Dawkins and Clemons away from each other.
Clemons knocked Dawkins down to the turf in the fourth quarter, sparking the shoving match
‘I don’t even know what happened, but Clemons was real mad about something,’ Reed said. ‘I’m sure that the player did something to him that provoked him.’
When asked what specifically pushed his buttons during the game, Dawkins did not provide much detail but continued to cite the Jets’ emotions.
‘Guys playing with a lot of emotion and a lot of physicality, but just a lot of BS, man,’ Dawkins said. ‘A lot of BS. Like those guys, it’s what it is.’
The Bills improved to a 6-5 record this season and sit second in the AFC East. Meanwhile, the Jets’ struggle continues as they fall to 4-6, trailing right behind Buffalo in the division.