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Look: Troy Aikman Rips Doug Gottlieb for His Take on Andrew Luck's Retirement

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 26, 2019

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 file photo, Troy Aikman watches warm ups before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Thursday night football is here to stay, even if it's gone for the rest of 2018.  In past years, some make that many would have said
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There has been a wide range of opinions on Andrew Luck since his decision to retire from the NFL, but Troy Aikman didn't appreciate one piece of criticism from Doug Gottlieb (warning: contains profanity):

Troy Aikman @TroyAikman

That’s total bullshit Doug. What qualifies you to decide how someone should live their life? So you’re now the authority on what motivates Andrew Luck? And if his decisions don’t fit into what you think is best for him then you rip him? Guess that keeps you employed on FS1. Nice https://t.co/p59DsmPoER

Both Aikman and Gottlieb are Fox employees, with the former announcing NFL games on Fox and the latter usually doing studio analysis for college basketball on Fox Sports 1.

Aikman was also a three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer with the Dallas Cowboys before retiring at 34 years old. Gottlieb played college basketball at Notre Dame and Oklahoma State but never reached the NBA.

He was dismissed from Notre Dame after one season following a felony charge of theft after using classmates' credit cards. Veteran receiver Torrey Smith also used that as ammunition to criticize him on Twitter:

Torrey Smith @TorreySmithWR

You stole credit cards because working was “too hard” https://t.co/SoLAVUwo3h

Gottlieb was one of many who questioned Luck's character after walking away from the NFL, but plenty current and former players have come to the defense of the Indianapolis Colts star, including Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis and Walter Jones among others.