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Tuesday, Porter continued his bridge-burning campaign with the Dolphins.
Speaking on The Sporting News radio, the Dolphins linebacker admitted that he and coach Tony Sparano didn’t speak to each other after Porter was deactivated Porter for a Nov. 15 visit from Tampa Bay.
Porter he hasn’t felt like he’s been a part of the team ever since his benching.
“The last seven, eight weeks was not fun for me,” Porter said. “After the suspension, I had no fun. I’m sitting up there feeling like I’m an outcast on my own team.
“I’m a captain, but I’m not going to the captain meetings. He’s not meeting with me anymore. How do you come back?”
Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder helped conduct the interview on WQAM.
At one point, Porter admitted to Crowder, “You’ve been to me during the game, ‘Like, c’mon man, I need you, right now,’ and mentally I wouldn’t be there because I;m just frustrated I’m on the sideline.
“It hard for me to accept that after being Pro Bowl just a year ago, 17.5 sacks and making the All-Decade team. There’s a reason I’ve been playing at a high level so long, now I’m taking a backseat for who and for what?
“For who and for what? Explain that to me?”
Sparano seems to think Porter failed to live up to his role as captain during the season.
The week before the suspension, Porter asked to sit out two practices to rest his aching knees, but was seen out Friday night. Porter said told Rome he went out for a bite to eat.
But on Tuesday, Porter made a comment that makes you wonder.
Asked the biggest difference between living in Miami and Bakersfield, Calif., he joked, “I get rest.”
Crowder said the players were shocked Sparano benched Porter.
“We thought he knocked Tony out,” Crowder said.
“It was an uncomfortable situation among the team, and I know I’m not the only one.”