‘Disrespectful, and it is virtually a joke’

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray made an impromptu go to to the media room on Thursday to defend himself after questions on his research habits percolated following the so-called “homework” clause in his new contract changing into public.

Murray stated that he took situation with the concept that some assume he might have made it this far with out adequately learning and getting ready for video games.

“I really feel it is necessary, you already know, with what is going on on relating to me and the issues which can be being stated about me,” Murray instructed reporters. “To assume that I can accomplish the whole lot that I’ve achieved in my profession and never be a pupil of the sport and never have that keenness and never take this severe is disrespectful, and it is virtually a joke. To me, I am flattered. I need to say flattered that you just all assume that at my dimension, I can go on the market and never put together for the sport, and never take it severe. It is disrespectful, I really feel like, to my friends, to all the nice athletes and nice gamers which can be on this league. This recreation is just too exhausting. To play the place that I play on this league, it is too exhausting.”

NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that an addendum in Murray’s new $230.5 million extension requires the QB to “full at the least 4 (4) hours of impartial research” throughout recreation weeks. The clause states that Murray is not going to obtain credit score for the impartial research if he “is just not personally learning or watching the fabric whereas it’s being displayed or performed” or if the participant is concerned in actions that would distract his consideration (i.e. tv, video video games or shopping the web).

An avid gamer, Murray took situation along with his research habits being questioned. The 2-sport athlete, Heisman Trophy winner, Offensive Rookie of the Yr recipient and two-time Professional Bowler stated he would not have achieved all he has thus far with poor research practices.

“I’ve put in an incomprehensible period of time, blood, sweat, tears and work into what I do, whether or not it is soccer or baseball,” Murray stated. “Individuals cannot comprehend the period of time that it takes to do two sports activities at a excessive degree in school. Not to mention be the primary particular person to do it ever at my dimension, like I stated, it is humorous, however to these of you on the market that imagine I might be standing right here right now in entrance of y’all with out having a piece ethic and with out getting ready, I am honored that you just assume that. Nevertheless it would not exist. It isn’t attainable, in order that’s all I’ve on that.”

Murray declined to reply whether or not he was upset on the group for placing the homework clause within the contract.