The Atlanta Falcons selected pass rusher Takkarist McKinley in the first round of the NFL draft. The UCLA prospect brought a picture of his grandmother to honor the woman who was his hero. It’s a nice feel good story after McKinley kept his promise to his grandmother to use football to improve his life. He was emotional, grateful, and thankful for the inspiration that got him to be one of the best.
Enter Clay Travis.
It looks like Travis is on Fox Sports radio, and writes about college football. I’m really only familiar with Travis for being a dollar store brand trash bag full of garbage opinions that leaks and spills over every time he needs a ratings bump. This was no different. Travis went on a twitter tirade making fun of McKinley’s photo. McKinley rightly criticized the Skip Bayless-esque Travis.
Hope this shows you the devil is alive and well.. to straight disrespect someone dead grandmother and think it's funny is crazy to me. pic.twitter.com/KyD29ILQHi— Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) April 30, 2017
This is far from the worst thing Travis has done. It’s nuts that being an awful person can become someone’s brand. It is insane that McKinley has to be involved when he didn’t do anything wrong. Luckily there was some sanity to the world, and Travis apologized.
I love grandmas more than you. Sincerely, the devil. https://t.co/PK9iNrJdS0— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 30, 2017
I regret having to give this slop bucket of a person any platform, but this disgusting ratings grab involves an Atlanta player. It is surprising to see that Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio is a voice of reason here.
@neal_toth @ClayTravis Which is why I'm reluctant to engage him, and why he'd love for this to continue.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 1, 2017
There’s not much else to say here, except all of us at the Falcoholic are #TeamTakkarist. I’m going to continue not listening to, following, or in any way supporting Clay Travis.