Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Winston was the most vocal opponent of the fans who cheered when Matt Cassel went down with an injury during their 9-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He called it "sickening" after the game had ended, lambasting the fans for turning on the quarterback like that despite his dismal play to start the season.
On Monday, he defended his comments, though he clarified that he wasn't criticizing every Chiefs fan in the stadium on Sunday. Winston said that his comments were justified and he wasn't implying that every fan was cheering for the injury. He said that no matter how many fans were involved in the cheering, it was still too many:
"I didn’t mean all 70,000 [fans] were cheering. It might have been 7,000. It might have been 700. It’s still too many," Winston said.
Cassel is expected to miss Kansas City's next game with the head injury he suffered against the Ravens. Brady Quinn will take over the quarterbacking.