Wild Joe's bye-week skateboard antics cause neighborly consternation

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been blitzed with criticism in the past year, starting with NFL linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Dhani Jones during the lockout and eventually, after a 12-4 season and another win in the playoffs, he was criticized by his teammate, safety Ed Reed, sparking a minor media firestorm this week.

Things have gotten so ridiculous that even a neighbor has called out Flacco for hopping aboard a skateboard.

While making an appearance on “NFL Total Access,” Flacco revealed that during the team’s playoff bye week, he decided to see if he could stand upright on a skateboard without falling. He claimed he had never been on one before and was curious, so he went out on his driveway to channel his inner Tony Hawk.

"I'd never been on a skateboard in my life, so I was literally riding it about 10 feet down my driveway just to see if I could stand on it and stay upright," Flacco told the NFL Network studio show on Wednesday.

"One of my neighbors must have called in looking for [general manager] Ozzie Newsome and left a voicemail on his secretary's phone saying, 'Hey, man, you got to let Joe Flacco know we're trying to win the Super Bowl around here! He's at home riding a skateboard. Somebody’s got to let him know what the deal is.’”

I have no issue with him doing this. Had Flacco actually fallen and busted his elbow or cracked his head open, I would probably feel differently. I’m sure some of you disagree, so leave your take in the comments section.

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