Linta didn't return calls to his Connecticut office Wednesday. Not that I blame him for not wanting to re-hash the whole thing. I'd be sick of talking about it, too, if I were him.
As for Flacco, I see where the guy was forced to do damage control in the midst of the Ravens' latest practice sessions.
On the team's website Wednesday, Flacco distanced himself from Linta's "dumb" comments by saying: "Obviously, I don't feel that way. I think he probably got a little excited about it."
Flacco's certainly not the only big NFL star to face this kind of intense scrutiny, of course. Since signing his recent five-year, $110 million deal, Rodgers, the terrific Green Bay Packers quarterback, has been telling people he knows he'll be under the microscope more than he's ever been in his entire career.
Which is how it works in this league when you're at the top of the money chart and you've had great success. And it's how it works in almost every other walk of life, too.
I don't know if you ever welcome that kind of scrutiny, the kind where a flippant remark from an agent can drag you into a PR dust-up that goes viral.
But you definitely have to deal with it. Flacco is learning that the hard way.
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