by Aaron Wilson
September 09, 02013
Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace, signed to a $60 million contract this offseason, declined to talk to reporters following Sunday's game against Cleveland.
It's not uncommon for players to decline comment after a loss, when emotions are charged. In this instance, the Dolphins won 23-10.
Wallace was limited to one catch for 15 yards. However, his team scored a big win in the opening week, with teammate and fellow receiver Brian Hartline having a big day, catching nine passes for 114 yards and a touchdown.
Even when NFL players get the diva tag attached to their name, they generally speak to the media following a team's win.
According to various reports, Wallace was spotted visibly angry following Miami's win.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said Cleveland bracketed Wallace, which focused his attention on getting the ball to other open receivers.
"They clouded him and put a guy over the top," Tannehill said, via ESPN.com. "It's frustrating for him and our offense, as well. We want to give him the ball, and he's going to play a big factor in this offense the rest of the year. Today just wasn't the day for him."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.