Former Texas A&M defensive end and projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Myles Garrett made the rounds through the ESPN "car wash" Monday, with the exception of the "Mike & Mike" radio show.
SEC network analyst and former LSU standout Booger McFarland filled in for "Mike & Mike" co-host Mike Golic and tweeted that Garrett would not come on to the show because of McFarland's previous criticisms of Garrett's play.
Sorry to the @MikeAndMike fans, Myles Garrett didn't wanna come on due to critical comments I've said in past about his play— Booger (@SECbooger) April 10, 2017
Later, on the "Russillo and Kanell" show, Garrett explained his reasoning for skipping the morning drive radio and TV show.
"I don't appreciate the kind of negativity and bias he shows toward some guys," Garrett told the show's hosts. "I don't feel like I should have to sit there and take that. I have no problem sitting on and taking criticism from anybody, but when he shows bias towards a certain team or a certain player and spouts negativity to anybody else, that just doesn't sit well with me."
Garrett said he believed McFarland gave that treatment to several players, not just himself.
McFarland tweeted about Garrett 13 times since October of 2015, with a mixed bag of praise and criticism, but has stuck with the opinion that Garrett should not be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In those tweets, he said he would take LSU safety Jamal Adams and Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Allen over Garrett. He also stated the opinion that Garrett takes rushing plays off.
Myles Garrett turns the run down that's a fact.. Watch the tape. It never lies Can't be complete just playing the pass— Booger (@SECbooger) August 17, 2016
myles Garrett may be taken 1st overall n the draft but the player thats ready to make the quickest impact is Jamal Adams, unreal football IQ— Booger (@SECbooger) January 16, 2017
I'd take him before Myles Garrett all day and twice on Sunday https://t.co/5t1BlHAm0D— Booger (@SECbooger) February 27, 2017
thats what im talking about Myles Garrett impactful plays that sack saved a TD— Booger (@SECbooger) October 17, 2015
is Myles Garrett playin today ? just checking— Booger (@SECbooger) October 17, 2015