49ers legend Jerry Rice blows the internet with his ‘controversial’ take on Dre Greenlaw’s ejection after altercation with Eagles’ security guy

Jerry Rice spent 16 years as a 49er.


49ers legend Jerry Rice blows the internet with his ‘controversial’ take on Dre Greenlaw’s ejection after altercation with Eagles’ security guy

Jerry Rice spoke on Dre Greenlaw getting ejected during Eagles game (Image via screengrab YouTube)

Dre Greenlaw‘s ejection on Sunday even got Jerry Rice to break his silence. And when Rice talks, people have no choice but to listen. Why? He is arguably the best wide receiver ever to pick up the ball and score a touchdown. According to a section of football fans, he is one of the best players ever to play football, regardless of the position.

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So it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about the game, as well as the intricacies and controversies that come with it. One such incident took place on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw was ejected after an altercation with the Eagles chief of security.

The officials managed to calm down the situation before it turned violent. However, Rice has a completely different opinion. Rather, one might even say he wanted to see a few exchanges of blows.

Shortly after the incident took place, he wrote on social media, which was then shared by Niners Nation Creative Director and Manager Alex Tran. The message read,

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I would’ve punched him! A security guy's job is to protect the coach.

Why did Jerry Rice choose to side with Dre Greenlaw?

Now the big question is: why did Jerry Rice say he would have punched the security guard in the first place? The even bigger question: why side with Dre Greenlaw at all when video evidence clearly indicates he was the one to initiate the altercation to begin with?

49ers legend Jerry Rice blows the internet with his ‘controversial’ take on Dre Greenlaw’s ejection after altercation with Eagles’ security guy
Jerry Rice (Image via SI)

It’s only hypothetical, but the answer might lie in their allegation against the team. And that team is none other than the San Francisco 49ers, with whom Jerry Rice spent 16 years. They selected him as the 16th overall pick back in the 1985 NFL Draft.

He would go on to make 254 appearances for the Bay Area franchise and go to 12 Pro Bowls. Not only that, he was a 10-time First Team All-Pro while donning the famous Red Gold of the 49ers. He led the league six times in receiving yards and ended as the top catcher twice.

Rice won three Super Bowls and was named to both the 1980s and 1990s teams of the decade. In honor of his contributions to the franchise, the 49ers decided to retire his No. 80 jersey in September 2010.

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He played a couple of seasons for the Oakland Raiders (Las Vegas) during his twilight years. Jerry Rice finished his career in Seattle. He did sign with the Denver Broncos after his retirement, but never made any appearances.

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