Not that the week one meeting between the Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens needed anything else to spice it up, but Steelers safety Ryan Clark and Ravens running back Ray Rice did just that on Twitter Saturday night.
The tweet smack started after Rice commented on the DUI arrest yesterday morning of wide receiver Hines Ward. Rice tweeted yesterday afternoon: "Well it looks like Hines Ward will miss week 1 when the lockout ends DUI charge not a good look"
Clark responded to Rice tweet later in the evening with: "So glad you could Weigh in.Thx" Rice responded back with: "it\'s whatever u wanna do bro you know how to find me" to which Clark replied: "I hear ya brother.Thought we were all better than that. Wouldnt speak negative of you. I\'ll find you!It\'s not hard. God bless"
That was all of the dialogue the two had on Twitter, but Clark later posted: "Life is good! More and more reasons to be excited about football! Week 1 just got even better!It\'s my fault for respecting those I shouldn\'t" and later on in a response to a supporting follower he posted: "I support Hines to the fullest. I believe his name will be cleared in the end. A great player and better man!"
I say good for Clark for standing up for Ward and Rice should know better than to take a shot like that. As for Rice thinking Ward will miss the week 1 game, I posted yesterday that I doubt Ward gets suspended at all and at worse he might be benched by the Steelers for the first series of the game. This smack talk adds to the LaMarr Woodley, Joe Flacco and Derrick Mason banter already out there from a few weeks ago and I bet we will hear even more of it prior to the season. That is if we can ever get this little thing called a lockout settled.