"Nobody mad about this but everyone mad at Butker": Chiefs fans heated over Rashee Rice attending OTAs

Fans compare the reaction to Rashee Rice and Harrison Butker
Fans compare the reaction to Rashee Rice and Harrison Butker

Organized team activities (OTAs) are the first set of sessions with the entire team to get ready for the next season. However, with the Kansas City Chiefs, the expectations were that their speedy WR Rashee Rice might be missing out. He did not and the fans are not pleased with this decision.

This offseason, the Chiefs players have remained firmly in the news cycle. In March, Rice was accused of a high-speed crash in Dallas and is facing up to eight felony charges. On the other hand, three-time Super Bowl winner Harrison Butker gained notoriety after his controversial commencement speech.

On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce Rice’s participation in the Chiefs OTAs.

“With the Chiefs kicking off their organized team activities today, WR Rashee Rice will be attending and participating in all activities, per source.”

This piece of information sent the Chiefs fans in a spiral as they called out the hypocrisy of being offended at Butker’s words and not at Rice’s actions.

“Nobody mad about this but everyone mad at Butker makes no sense”

Another fan chimed in with the coverage that the Chiefs have been receiving due to Butker.

“But Butker is the bad guy on this team apparently”

After Butker’s speech went viral, the NFL stepped up to distance itself from the 28-year-old’s words. And one fan called them out as well.

“Did the NFL DEI department issue a statement condemning Rashee Rice’s actions? Or is that only reserved for dudes who talk positively about their wives?”, asked a fan.
"Rodger Goddell would do anything to keep this team winning. Rashee Rice should be suspended," one wrote.
"People wanting Butker off the team but being silent about this criminal is embarrassing," another added.

A petition for the Chiefs to sack their record-holder kicker has gained more than 200K endorsements. However, no such petitions exist for Rice. And one fan reminded everyone.

“People wanting Butker off the team but being silent about this criminal is embarrassing,” wrote a fan.

Rashee Rice wants a trial

The Chiefs are continuing to support Rashee Rice; however, the 24-year-old is still embroiled in legal trouble. Apart from eight counts of possible felony charges, the wide receiver has been involved in a $11 million civil lawsuit.

However, Rice, through his lawyers, has denied any wrongdoing whatsoever and has requested a trial by a jury of his peers. The Dallas County judge has set the date of July 12 for the next hearing on this case.

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