Jets furious ESPN aired Sam Darnold’s ‘seeing ghosts’ comment

New York Post Sports 1 month ago

The Jets have gone from seeing ghosts to seeing red.

The team is livid with the decision to air a comment from quarterback Sam Darnold during the “Monday Night Football” broadcast on ESPN that he was “seeing ghosts.”

Jets coach Adam Gase said the team will reevaluate their cooperation with having players and coaches mic’d up moving forward.

“I think we’ll look into that pretty hard,” Gase said. “That was one of those things that was really disappointing to hear about after the game. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that where somebody that was mic’d up was basically … a comment like that was allowed to be aired. It bothers me. It bothers the organization. We’re looking hard into our cooperation going forward.”

The way that it works when a player is mic’d up is that NFL Films has a representative listening in on site. That representative then gives the go-ahead to air a comment or to keep it off air. ESPN sometimes airs the comment without anyone from their network listening, trusting that the NFL Films representative has approved it.

The team is giving special access to their players and expects NFL Films to serve as a buffer to make sure nothing embarrassing or anything that would put a player in a bad light is aired. In this case, the Jets feel NFL Films did not do that. The “seeing ghosts” comment is going to stick to Darnold for a while.

Gase said that he is usually mic’d up once a year. It is part of being in a primetime game.

“It’s just kind of part of the deal,” Gase said. “Obviously, you’re never anticipating something like that happening. The fact that it did just gives us pause to really cooperate anymore. I don’t know how we can allow our franchise quarterback to be put out there like that.”

For more on Darnold and the Jets’ Week 7 loss to the Patriots, listen to this episode of the Jets podcast, “Gang’s All Here”:


Source link
Read also:
One America News Network › Sports › 1 month ago
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said Tuesday he was not happy that quarterback Sam Darnold's comment about "seeing ghosts" aired on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" broadcast.
The New York Times › Sports › 1 month ago
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said Tuesday he was not happy that quarterback Sam Darnold's comment about "seeing ghosts" aired on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" broadcast.
Chicago Tribune › Sports › 1 month ago
Jets coach Adam Gase says the organization is disappointed and angry quarterback Sam Darnold's comment about him "seeing ghosts" made it on air during the "Monday Night Football" game.
Business Insider › Sports › 1 month ago
Sam Darnold was mic'd up for the New York Jets' Monday night loss to the New England Patriots. Darnold was caught saying he was "seeing ghosts" after throwing an interception. The Jets are angry that the moment made it to TV. Head coach Adam Gase said...
Concord Monitor › Sports › 1 month ago
NEW YORK – The New York Jets are disappointed and angry quarterback Sam Darnold’s comment about him “seeing ghosts” made it on air during the “Monday Night Football” game.Darnold was wearing a microphone for ESPN’s broadcast of New York...
Los Angeles Times › Sports › 1 month ago
The New York Jets are upset after "Monday Night Football" aired a clip of Sam Darnold admitting he was "seeing ghosts" against the New England Patriots.
USA Today › Sports › 1 month ago
The Patriots were in Sam Darnold's head Monday night. And the whole world saw it when ESPN ran a clip of the QB saying he was "seeing ghosts."
New York Post › Sports › 1 month ago
Sam Darnold is… “seeing ghosts.” That’s what the Jets quarterback said Monday night on the sidelines with his team trailing the Patriots, 24-0, in the second quarter, according to the ESPN broadcast. “They’re going to keep bringing it...
USA Today › Sports › 1 month ago
Jets angry that quarterback Sam Darnold's 'seeing ghosts' comment made it on air during 'Monday Night Football'
ABC News › Sports › 1 month ago
Jets angry that quarterback Sam Darnold's 'seeing ghosts' comment made it on air during 'Monday Night Football'
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR