Dallas Cowboys star edge rusher Micah Parsons heard comments made by ESPN commentator Bart Scott about the season-ending injury to Cowboys star cornerback Trevon Diggs. And the comments didn’t sit well with him.
Diggs tore his ACL at practice this week and was naturally a topic of the morning sports show circuit, including First Take on ESPN with Scott, Stephen A. Smith, and Ryan Clark.
“This is a major, major blow for Dallas, and like Stephen A. always said, ‘Just wait, something bad always happens,’” Scott said.
Clark immediately took issue with the comments.
“No, don’t start that, don’t start that,” he said.
Parsons was much more direct with his criticism.
“Wtf?? He ole hating [expletive] old head!! Lame asf!!” Parsons wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “This why I really don’t like talking to dudes in the media!! As a former player you are a lame asf bro! Just facts joking bout a man trying to feed his family and building a legacy! ESPN gotta stop letting corn balls on tv!!”
To which Scott, never shy of words himself, rebutted.
“Been called a lot of stuff in my life lame isn’t one of them,” Scott replied to Parsons. “Was never joking about a injury. Was speaking of bad luck & how a SB contender loses one of their most important players in there scheme. Get out your feelings and taking the statement out of context.”
The added context wasn’t good enough for Parsons.
“Im not arguing with a grown … man on Twitter !” he said. “You a lame, keep my brother name out your mouth ! Get a new segment cause the one you had today was trash!!”