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Cole Beasley weighs in on wife’s social media tirade in his defense

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver/punt returner Cole Beasley discussed the social media tirade launched by his wife amid the online fallout after he muffed a punt in the team’s 27-20 loss to the New York Giants.

Beasley not surprisingly came under fire on social media after he made a critical error when he “misjudged” a punt late in the game which prevented the Cowboys from attempting to tie the score, Beasley to his credit owned up to his mistake on Twitter shortly after the game.

Beasley expanded upon his tweeted apology by explaining exactly what occurred on the play during a radio interview Tuesday on 105.3 KRLD-FM.

“It carried a lot farther than I was expecting it to, so I didn’t get back far enough and didn’t get to set my feet, so just a breakdown of fundamentals,” he said, via The Dallas Morning News.

Beasley also discussed his wife’s social media meltdown, in which she fired back at critics hammering him. The posts included expletives and vulgar language and were subsequently deleted (see here), Beasley nevertheless defended his wife’s actions.

“It’s funny because she’s always the one trying to keep me from saying stuff on there,” he  said. “She sent me a text after the game apologizing. She knew she messed up. She told me, ‘My body just got so hot.’ I was like, ‘Well, it happens sometimes.’

“I didn’t get mad at her. I understand. It’s hard. It’s something we kind of need to stay away from, but it happens, so whatever.”

Beasley’s wife certainly isn’t the first family member to come to the defense of an athlete being ripped on social media — see the experiences of New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and his wife — and it certainly won’t be the last. But as is often the case, the fallout rarely makes it worth it.