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Clelin Ferrell Had a Breakout Game, Then Walked Out on Reporters in the Locker Room

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Clelin Ferrell #96 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after sacking quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Clelin Ferrell had a breakout game for the Oakland Raiders Thursday night but after the game he wasn't in a talking mood. In the locker room following the contest, Ferrell stiffed reporters, only answering one question and shutting things down.

The rookie defensive end dominated against the Los Angeles Chargers, racking up eight tackles, two tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as the Raiders won 26-24. But after the game he acted like a moron when reporters circled to discuss his performance.

Man, that is just an absurd showing from a rookie who hasn't really done anything in the NFL yet. Ferrell isn't Reggie White after 15 years of dominance, he simply hasn't earned the right to blow of reporters after a game.

Ferrell was the fourth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and has largely been a bust so far this season. It was great to see him break out the way he did against the Chargers, but the Clemson product absolutely should not be getting carried away with himself. He hasn't proven anything yet.