Just two days ago, news broke that the Detroit Lions had traded one of their team captains, Quandre Diggs, to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round draft pick.
Following the announcement of the trade, Lions CB Darius Slay immediately took to Twitter to voice his displeasure of the trade.
On Thursday, Slay met with the media and discussed his feelings about one of his good friends being traded away in the middle of the season.
From Detroit News:
“(Crap), it basically say it don’t matter who you is,” Slay said. “No matter how much you put in, at the end of the day it’s a business so that’s how I just look at it. Nobody’s safe, in my opinion.
“Why wouldn’t it surprise me? Just told you he was an alternate Pro Bowler and our team captain. How would it not be surprising? That would be crazy.”
“I ain’t talking to neither one of them about that,” Slay said. “That’s their problem. I’m working. That’s all I do. I work. It’s not no kind of relationship or nothing like that, just, I’m here. I work here. It’s my job. I got to do my job.”
When asked if he preferred to remain a Lion, Slay was noncommittal.
“I’m saying I’m here to play ball,” Slay said. “Like I said, it don’t matter if I’m here or not. That’s what I want to do, I just want to play ball.”
Now, Slay has tweeted a message to Lions fans saying he loves Michigan.
For fans get the wrong impression I love the state of Michigan I give y’all my all on an off the field for u guys!!!! BigPlay just don’t like the business side of it!!!
— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) October 24, 2019
Playing in the NFL is a business and Slay is upset that one of his buddies is gone. It is natural to have the feelings he is having and to be upset. As the days go by, we are sure he will be just fine.