Interim head coach Jason Garrett said on Monday that he would speak to running back Tashard Choice about his approaching Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick for an autograph in the aftermath of Sunday night’s loss, but he didn’t seem to be upset with the third year back.
Of course, Choice caused something of a stir when he asked Vick, in front of NBC cameras, to sign his glove. Choice explained later that the autograph was for his nephew, but many around town were incensed all the same.
"I know how he prepares and how he feels about playing football and the passion with which he plays," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "Anything beyond that, I don’t really want to comment on, but he goes about it the right way and we’re glad we have him on our side. We’re glad he takes the approach that he does."
Choice’s teammates more or less demurred to the idea that Choice’s actions were reprehensible in any way.
"It's not like he did it in the middle of the game," said defensive end Stephen Bowen. "I don't know why you would be upset. At the end of the day, when you're playing there is no friends, but at the end of the game they are all friends. I personally don't see it as a big deal."
Added veteran linebacker Keith Brooking:
"That did not affect the outcome of our game. I’m worried about things that are going to affect the outcome of our game and help us win. Tashard getting an autograph after the game from a player didn’t affect us losing."
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