Tuesday’s Mashup: Michael Bennett got in heated exchange with on-field cameraman after Eagles’ playoff loss to Saints

Lucy Burdge
January 14, 2019 - 10:17 pm
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Chicago at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NHL: Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Michael Bennett got into a heated discussion with an on-field cameraman after his Eagles lost to the Saints to end the season on Sunday and the interaction was, aptly, caught on camera.

The cameraman was filming Bennett as he walked off the field and Bennett seemed to take issue with that. Bennett stopped and started yelling at the man, who was reportedly from CBS Philadelphia.

Bennett yelled at him for about 11 seconds before continuing on to the locker room. It is still unclear what sparked his anger.

-- The Clemson football team visited the White House on Monday to celebrate winning the national championship and players were greeted with a large amount of fast food.

“Because of the shutdown, as you know, we have the great Clemson team with us, so we went out and ordered American fast food paid for by me,” said Donald Trump, who hosted the party in the East Room of the White House.

Before the celebration, Trump said he chose this menu because much of the White House residence staff is furloughed during the shutdown and he was hosting “very large people that like eating."

"To the athletes today, who have eaten more than anyone ever: You inspire America. You really have," Trump said.

South Carolina congressional delegation, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Clemson University President James Clements were also in attendance at the event.

Earlier on Monday, Trump said, “I think we’re going to serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King, with some pizza ... It’ll be interesting. I would think that’s their favorite food.”

One Clemson player was overheard saying, “I thought it was a joke,” upon seeing the spread.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We try and play well every week, so that is what we’re going to try to do. We’re going to try and play well. At home and on the road we try and play well every week in all three phases. That is what we’re going to try and do this week.” -- Bill Belichick, on the Patriots going undefeated at home this season 

 

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