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Bennett Takes A Shot At Romo?



    With only four catches over the first five games of the season, it seems that the frustration might be weighing on Martellus Bennett.

    Bennett was supposed to have a breakout campaign in 2009, ostensibly as the result of the increased use of two-tight end sets by the offense; this has yet to really materialize, though, and Bennett has contributed far more, thus far, as a blocker than a receiver.

    To the sophomore's credit, he has remained quiet in his limited role, saying for the most part, simply, that he believes his time as a playmaker will come. Pair his generally good attitude with the fact that he's rarely serious, and one would have to take most of what he says with a grain of salt.

    But his comments at a recent City Hall Press Conference, organized to raise awareness about diabetes, left little room for interpretation. A small girl in attendance, Kendall Tubbs, who has suffered from diabetes her entire life, was set to throw Bennett a pass during a photo opportunity.

    According to the Dallas Morning News, Bennett then quipped, "I hope she's not Tony Romo 'cause I won't get the ball."


    In not-even-semi-controversial news, Bennett will be teaming up with Mayor Tom Leppert and native-Dallasite and former Heisman winner Tim Brown, to travel schools around Dallas and advocate diabetes safety and awareness throughout the coming months; thus the press conference.

    Of course, Bennett may not have meant any harm with his remark; in fact, he probably didn't. But much like the case with his Twitter account and his YouTube channel--both of which have been the source of past controversy--Bennett must learn that a public arena is a public arena. Read: The wrong place to criticize a teammate, regardless of context.