A fan of the Buffalo Bills is claiming that Miami Dolphins’ veteran cornerback Bobby McCain spit in his face and threatened to spit in the face of a 13-year old fan sitting behind him.
The fan, Dylan Wentland, has been a season ticket holder for 15-years and says that McCain threatened to spit on the young fan after the teenager yelled “You’re irrelevant” to McCain during warmups.
“He’s the nicest kid in the world. He’s sat behind us for years with his dad” Wentland said, according to the Buffalo News. He was just having a good time, “I go, ‘Dude, what’s wrong with you? What kind of role model are you for the kid?’ “
Wentland said he didn’t interact with McCain anymore during the game, but when the game ended and players left the field, McCain sought him out.
“I haven’t even said a word to him. He runs right up to me and spits in my face and then runs down the tunnel,” Wentland said. “I mean literally wound up, hocked and just spit right in my face while I’m standing there.”
The boy’s father, Scott Hammond says McCain had “faked spitting” on the boy “five or six times”, adding that he made the noise but nothing came out.
The video below shows Wentland calling McCain a “bad role model”.
Wentland says McCain sought him out after the game and spit in his face.
Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores addressed the issue, stating that McCain will face discipline from the team “internally”.
“I heard [McCain’s] side of the story and it’s unfortunate” Flores said, according to the Miami Herald.
“I feel like he needed to handle that situation better. We’re going to discipline Bobby for that. We’ll handle that discipline internally, but situations like this — we’ve got to handle those situations and I would say, before I say that, we take those very seriously. There’s a standard that we’re trying to set here of professionalism, of the way we go about things.
We need to live up to that standard and we’re going to, so I talked to Bobby and, again, I heard his side of the story, but we need to handle situations better really on the field.”
McCain later issued a statement expressing his regret over the situation.