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Packers DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix calls Martellus Bennett a quitter

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The Green Bay Packers love talking about Martellus Bennett. Now with the New England Patriots, the former Packers tight end has heard several former teammates call into question his motivations. However, Martellus Bennett didn’t have to deal with the fury of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix … until now.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is more than just an awesome name. He’s a defensive back who is good at the game of football. He’s also good at scorching the Earth with harsh words.

“Me, personally? I thought he quit on us,” Clinton-Dix said. “I don’t fault him, but I did think he quit on us. He let us down — as a teammate. For a guy that came in, of his caliber, his leadership quote-unquote, I expected more from him. I held him to a higher standard, me personally. But he handled it the way he wanted to handle it.”

“I honestly think winning on Sunday [against the Bears] gave us a motivation to go out every week and compete,” Clinton-Dix said. “That was the hump we needed to get over — winning a game, first and foremost. That Marty stuff, I’m glad we got it out of the way. It’s time to move on.”

Earlier in the week, Clay Matthews was also not too thrilled with Bennett.

“I think it definitely has the power to galvanize a locker room,” linebacker Clay Matthews said, the Wisconsin State Journal. “Because it shows you — especially going through difficult times — it shows you who’s in and who isn’t. We’ll obviously discover that more and more as the season goes on dealing with our starting quarterback being hurt and having a few losses. But you’re absolutely right: It brings guys together, like a refocus. It lets you know, ‘All right, get rid of the dead weight, and let’s focus on our locker room.’”

Maybe this saga will one day end.

Maybe.