Jets' Le'Veon Bell on Sam Darnold Being Mic'd Up: 'The NFL Screwed Sammy Over'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistOctober 22, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 21:  Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets attempts a pass against the New England Patriots during the second half at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell is unhappy Sam Darnold's comments about "seeing ghosts" were broadcast during Monday's 33-0 loss to the New England Patriots.

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, an NFL Films representative who was on-site at MetLife Stadium signed off on airing the comments.

Bell responded to Mehta's report on Twitter, saying the "NFL screwed Sammy over" by letting this air as the game was happening:

Darnold made the comment while sitting on the sidelines after his third turnover of the game. Jets head coach Adam Gase later expressed his frustration about having that moment broadcast to the public.

"That was one of those things that was really disappointing to hear about after the game," Gase told reporters Tuesday. "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."

Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, a producer for NFL Films will typically send interesting clips to ESPN for broadcasts, and the Jets weren't aware of Darnold's comments before they aired on the network.

Darnold finished the game 11-of-32 for 86 yards with four interceptions and one lost fumble. The Jets dropped to 1-5 and are in third place in the AFC East.

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