Former college teammate Jordy Nelson feels for Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman (5) in a game against the Packers in 2009. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A Green Bay Packers wide receiver who was a teammate of a now-released Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback says he has sympathy for him after a contentious situation in Tampa Bay.
"It's kind of become a mess. I feel bad for Josh. It's kind of messed with his future a little bit," said Jordy Nelson on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News."
"I played with him for two years. To me, he was a college kid. On the field, he's very smart, very talented, worked hard. Besides that, he was a normal kid. He had fun, but nothing outrageous. He was just a normal kid..never saw anything like this."
The "this" Nelson refers to involves a disintegrating relationship between the organization and Freeman which grew more contentious by the day until the fifth-year was released Thursday -- just a quarter of a season after becoming the first 4,000-yard passer in franchise history and helping the offense set numerous club records.
"A lot of it is getting blown out of proportion. It will be interesting if all the facts do come out."