Norman, OK, United States (4E Sports) – Former NFL lineman Tony Casillas says his ex-teammate at the University of Oklahoma Brian Bosworth was a bigger jerk than Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Bosworth, who was notorious for making controversial comments during an illustrious career at Oklahoma, spent just two years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks.
Casillas remembered that when he was playing with Bosworth there were a lot of times when he was out of hand..
Manziel has been taking some heat for the unsportsmanlike conduct he displayed in Saturday’s season opening win against Rice.
He celebrated with a “money” gesture of rubbing his fingers together and mimed the signing of an autograph. He later received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after taunting Rice defenders and pointing toward the scoreboard.
Former University of OklahomaSooners coach Barry Switzer said on ESPN Radio that he was not pleased with Manziel’s antics.
“I wanted to jerk his face mask and I wanted to grab him up, and of course you get fired for doing that,” Switzer said. “But in the old days, you could get away with it.”
Switzer defended Bosworth as an excellent student and someone who stayed out of legal issues.
But he kicked out Bosworth off the Sooners after the lineman wore a shirt calling the NCAA the “National Communists Against Athletes” in the 1987 Orange Bowl.
“I didn’t know he was wearing the damn T-shirt during the ballgame,” Switzer said. “I’m watching the game. I went and got that TV tape, I called him and said, ‘Brian, I don’t care whether you go pro or not because your [butt] isn’t playing on this team next year.’
Switzer said Bosworth came back begging to be placed back on the team to have a bargaining chip during the NFL draft.
Bosworth was allowed back on the team before the draft.