Tua Tagovailoa Claps Back At Ryan Clark For Saying He’s Built Like A Stripper: “I’d Appreciate It If You Kept My Name Out Your Mouth”

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Earlier this week, ESPN analyst Ryan Clark said some wild things regarding Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s weight.

On NFL Live, Clark said that Tagovailoa was looking “thick,” and compared his body to the strippers working at the Onyx Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

Clark said:

“He might spend much time in the tattoo parlor. He was not at the dinner table eating what the nutritionist had advised.

He looks ‘happy.’ He is thick. He’s built like the girls working at Onyx right now.”

I mean SHEESH.

The man literally woke up and decided to choose violence, and Tua just so happened to be the topic of discussion that day.

Now if you don’t know anything about Tua Tagovailoa, he seems to be one of the nicest, most well mannered and mild quarterbacks in the NFL right now.

However, when he was asked about Clark’s comments at a press conference, he let it all out.

Tua said:

“Ryan’s been out of the league for some time, so I don’t know. It’s a little weird when people are talking about other people, and they’re not that person. So, it’s just a little weird.

My background, like I come from a Samoan family where respect is everything, but it does get to a point where, hey, a little easy on that buddy. Because I think we’re pretty tough minded people and if we need to get scrappy we can get scrappy, just saying..

. I think we all worked hard during the offseason, and I’m not someone to talk about myself the entire time, but it takes a lot. You think I want to build all this muscle? To some extent I wanted to be a little lighter.

I don’t know, there’s a mixture of things that people don’t understand that people don’t know about that talk about (what) goes behind the scenes. I’d appreciate it if you kept my name out your mouth. That’s what I’d say.”

Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill chimed in as well:

“Yeah what he said!! We got free smoke for you.”


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock