Sam Darnold Comments On His Highly-Scrutinized "Seeing Ghosts" Clip

The NFL was under fire for airing the clip.

BYAlexander Cole
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Monday Night Football between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots was awful. The Patriots won the game 33-0 and there were no redeemable qualities coming from the Jets effort. It was an atrocious game that had Jets fans and Patriots haters wishing for something else to come on the TV. The game was so bad that the biggest story to come from it was a clip of Jets quarterback Sam Darnold saying he was "seeing ghosts" in relation to the Patriots defense.

While speaking to a group of reporters, Darnold was asked to address the whole thing and as you can imagine, he was pretty diplomatic about it all. Instead of dwelling on it, Darnold simply said he hopes to move past it and that it wasn't exactly a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

“I’m not embarrassed by it. It is what it is,” Darnold said. “Worse things have happened to me. But at the same time, yeah, it’s just a bummer that it was live. It’s a lot more common a phrase than it’s being made out to be.”

In the aftermath of the clip, Darnold received support from players around the league who felt as though NFL Films and ESPN did him dirty. Moving forward, it seems as though NFL Films will be operating with a lot more care when it comes to choosing their clips.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.