Ed Reed recently went after Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio regarding his comments about the riot at the Capitol on January 6. And NFL fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the former Baltimore Ravens safety’s criticism of the $100K fine given to Del Rio.
This fan tweeted that freedom of speech is supposed to be guaranteed under the Bill of Rights and that no team or business has the right to fine someone for this right:
A Chicago Bears fan commented that the players should refuse to play for Del Rio because he doubled down on his comments and that it wasn't a random mistake:
This Ravens fan said that they miss the Hall of Fame safety in Baltimore but that he disagreed with the safety's stance, saying that Del Rio didn't lie:
A fan said that the Hall of Fame safety is not only a great football player but a great American:
This Commanders fan said whether or not you agree with Del Rio that he has the right to speak his mind and that that $100K fine for expressing his opinion is ludicrous:
A fan told the safety to talk that truth and that someone needs to:
This San Francisco 49ers fan asserted that getting fined $100K for telling the truth is the real crime:
A Pittsburgh Steelers fan told the safety to get them out:
This fan commented that, if Del Rio was a player, he would be facing suspension and a hefty fine:
Another Commanders fan expressed that they appreciate the safety's passion but shouldn't tell players how to feel and that it's not Reed's place to do so:
Ed Reed and his comments about Del Rio
After the Commanders fined Del Rio $100K for his comments about the riot at the Capitol on January 6, the Pro Football Hall of Famer took to social media to share his thoughts, saying:
"Today, im sick and tired! A dust up! 100,000 is not enough, money ain’t nothing to a person who is recycled through coaching. Its always one, first it was Saban now its Jack to just remind US what it is! Man if u coached by him put your pants on! Its simple right and wrong, Wrong"
The safety spent 11 of his 13 seasons in the NFL with the Ravens. He ended his career with the Houston Texans and the New York Jets.