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Esiason: Bennett's behavior 'reprehensible' in leaving Packers for Pats

Esiason: Bennett's behavior 'reprehensible' in leaving Packers for Pats

After the Patriots' 41-16 victory over the Broncos Sunday night, Martellus Bennett related how he wound up back in New England after ripping into the medical staff at Green Bay for what he says was mistreatment of his injured shoulder.

Boomer Esiason's not buying any of it.

"I think Martellus Bennett is living a lie," the CBS analyst said Monday morning on Toucher & Rich, adding: "It's hashtag Fake News with this guy. He is basically all over the place with his opinions about what happened in Green Bay."

Many of the Packers, including Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson, leapt to the defense of the Packer doctors and trainers after Bennett's broadside, and Esiason believes them.

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"[If] those two guys -- and they've obviously dealt with a lot of injuries over the years -- are going to basically speak on behalf of those doctors and trainers there, then whatever Martellus Bennett is saying is a flat-out lie . . .

'[This] is all about Martellus Bennett getting away from the Green Bay Packers because they lost Aaron Rodgers (for the season because of injury). And let's be honest. He wanted to go back to New England, he wants another chance at a ring, he wants to play with a Hall of Fame quarterback (Tom Brady), and he fit in seamlessly last night.

"So while it's smart by New England to pick up Martellus, I personally find it to be reprehensible that he acted this way towards the Green Bay Packers and now has found himself on a better team and a better situation. And it seems very selfish to me."

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Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson defend Packers in response to Martellus Bennett

Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson defend Packers in response to Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett blasted the Green Bay Packers and their team doctor, Dr. Pat McKenzie, on Instagram Friday.

Bennett, released by the Packers with a "failure to disclose an injury" designation, reportedly has a torn rotator cuff. He said in an Instagram story that the Packers were trying to force him to "play thru a major injury."

Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson defended the team and McKenzie on social media.