The Bucs bad season took another embarrassing turn over the weekend when Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson ripped coach Greg Schiano.
Jackson, appearing on 98.7 FM "The Fan" said Schiano wanted him kicked out of practice one day after he didn't recognize him.
"Schiano sent his guy over to run me out of practice one day. 'Who are you? What are you doing here? You can't be here?' And I said, 'go get the [Bucs' owners] if you want me to leave.'"
Jackson, who was the Most Valuable Player in the Bucs' only Super Bowl win, went on to describe how he used to bring deserving Bay Area kids to the practice facility on certain days until the team approached him about it.
"I usually bring kids to One Buc Place, fourth and fifth graders from Hillsborough County and Pinellas County, during my case management working with a lot of youth in this area," Jackson said. "They told me to stop bringing kids on Friday because I'm distracting professional players."
The Bucs have said these situations have been misrepresented and could have been avoided had Jackson called in advance.
Earlier Sunday following the loss to the Atlanta Falcons that dropped the team to 0-6, a Fox 13 Sports crew witnessed and recorded Georgia Dome staff in hazmat-type gear going into the Bucs' locker room to disinfect due to the team's MRSA outbreak.
"I see this guys in space suits walking down the hallway. It was about a dozen of them," Fox 13's Kevin O'Donnell said Monday, adding reports this was a regularly-scheduled cleaning are false. "I just walked up to them, I said, 'is this because they have MRSA?' [One worker] goes, 'absolutely.' He said, 'we're not taking any chances. We were told not to take any chances.'"
The Bucs have previously dealt with the bad publicity related to the release of Josh Freeman's medical situation and his eventual release from the team.
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