Jason Witten has always been the epitome of class during his time in the NFL, and he continues to prove it in 2016.
The Dallas Cowboys' tight end took the high road when asked about insulting comments made by a former teammate. In an interview with ESPN in August, ex-Cowboys' tight end Martellus Bennett admitted there was a substantial amount of animosity between the two men during their time with "America's Team".
“I hated Jason Witten. I appreciated his game, but I always hated him," Bennett told Mina Kimes of ESPN The Magazine.
Bennett is now a member of the New England Patriots after being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bears this past offseason, but that did not stop him from bringing up past resentments in regards to Witten.
Witten was asked by ESPN on Friday if he would like to respond to the comments made in the interview. In usual fashion, Witten maintained his professional demeanor and took the high road.
“Busy schedule,” Witten said. “I’ll make sure to get around to that real quick to see it. I did hear about it. Marty is a good player. He really is. He enjoys entertaining, but I’m glad he’s in a good place now and he’s having a good year so far. He is. He’s a good football player.”
By avoiding a war of words with Bennett, Witten proved what it means to be a good teammate and role model.
Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press