A few days ago, a Twitter guy named Chad Forbes tweeted out some apparent sourced information stating that Broncos center Matt Paradis is “hated in the locker room” and has “Small Man syndrome”.
Impending Free Agent Center #Broncos Matt Paradis highly coveted by fans.... Heard from multiple sources "Paradis is hated in the locker room. Small Man syndrome. No accident O Line played better without him."— Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites) February 7, 2019
Harsh indictment, but revealing. Any thoughts @AllbrightNFL
It was certainly an eyebrow raising statement made by Forbes against Paradis who by all accounts is a beloved teammate and someone who leaves it all on the football field.
Well, it didn’t take long for insiders, teammates, and former teammates to squash this “sourced information” that ended up just being nothing more than bullshit.
First, Benjamin Allbright who Forbes included in the tweet quickly shot down this tweet.
I would suggest whoever told you that, isn't in the locker room, or is having fun at your expense.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 7, 2019
Paradis is well liked, and the OL didn't play better with him out. https://t.co/ccGbrD4gGQ
Next, we have Woody Paige who kept it short, sweet and accurate by calling Forbes a clown for putting out this false information.
— Woody Paige (@woodypaige) February 8, 2019
Finally, we hear from Paradis’s former teammates who would know better than anyone if these accusations were true or not, and they all predictably shoot this down.
This is completely wrong. Any team would love to have a guy like @two_dice. He’s an incredible team mate. https://t.co/Zr6lSKqb9h— Russell Okung (@RussellOkung) February 7, 2019
Need to take a hard look at your ‘multiple sources’ ...Paradis was one of the best, if not THE best, teammates I had in an 8 year, four team career. https://t.co/S6W0fxF928— Jordan Norwood (@JordaNorwood) February 8, 2019
What!!!! Who said this???— Ryan Clady (@RyanClady) February 7, 2019
Probably some bum, who never plays. Matt is a great teammate and works his ass off. Pay this man!!! https://t.co/ZZzDKvg702
Yup. I have so many issues with that idiotic comment 1. Paradis is the best young leader I have ever been around. 2. He is the most consistent player on o line (no chance they are better without him) 3. To put out a comment like that in public is lazy & harmful. Blows my mind. https://t.co/KYFLPzDOVR— Tyler Polumbus (@Tyler_Polumbus) February 7, 2019