Larry Fitzgerald has been doing a lot of interviews of late, and given the status of his contract – in case you’ve been under a rock, it’s due to expire after the 2011 season and the Cards want to extend the deal – there are many of those questions asked. It also means Fitz’s words are analyzed and scrutinized (hey, I’ve done the same thing).
Then Fitz went on a Chicago radio station and was asked about a friend, defensive tackle Tommie Harris, who was released by the Bears after a year or two of speculation that he might. Fitzgerald talked about how he was “hurt” his friend was cut, and while he was answering, mentioned, “a change of scenery is sometimes the best thing.” That led to a National Football Post story about the interview, a story that asked if Fitzgerald might have been subtly talking about his own situation.
To which Fitz says no.
“I was just talking about Tommie Harris,” Fitzgerald said in a text message this morning. Fitzgerald is surprised people are reading too much into what he considered an innocuous and straight-forward comment. It’s probably inevitable his words will continue to be dissected until he signs a new deal, but Fitzgerald said nothing has changed with his mindset that he still would like to remain a Cardinal in the future.
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