Former Texan Johnson dives into Rix-Dockett mess

Former Texan Johnson dives into Rix-Dockett mess
February 8, 2013, 5:00 pm
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I think it’s safe to say the next get together of Florida State football alumni will be an interesting place to be.

Former Florida State and former Texans defensive lineman Travis Johnson lit up former Seminole QB Chris Rix on Sports Radio 610 Friday after he implied on Jay Mohr’s nationally syndicated radio show that current Arizona Cardinals (and ex FSU) defensive end Darnell Dockett was gay.

“There was always jokes about Darnell, and what his preference was in college,” Rix told Mohr. “Because there was a few incidents of him hanging out with some dudes in the Union and some other stuff.”

Mohr asked Rix if Seminoles players ever teased Docket to his face about his sexuality.

Rix’s response? “Yes, they did. And he would get defensive at times, as most guys would. But let’s just say there were a few stories of ‘Why is Darnell hanging out at this guy’s house or this guy’s dorm room?’”

Johnson came roaring to Dockett’s defense. Appearing on 610’s MaD Radio show, he told Mike Meltser and Seth Payne that Rix was talking about “foolishness” and “was trying to be relevant again.”

Johnson started his interview with a withering assault on Rix.

“We never wanted Chris Rix. Ever,” Johnson said. “Mark Richt didn’t want him, that’s why he went to Georgia instead of letting Coach (Bobby) Bowden retire in 2000.”

Then Johnson turned to the allegation involving Dockett.

“Even if it was true, which it’s not,” Johnson said. “Why would you say that about a teammate?

“Nobody has talked to Chris Rix in 10 years. Nobody talked to Chris Rix, nobody has his phone number, nobody cares to talk to Chris Rix."

You can hear Johnson's interview with Meltser and Payne here.

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