-- Colin Cowherd slammed professional wrestling and CM Punk Thursday on ESPN Radio over Twitter remarks the WWE Champion made concerning Nike's endorsement deal with UFC star Jon "Bones" Jones.
The outspoken radio personality labeled wrestlers as "roided freaks" and said they have no right to talk about morals due to the industry's staggering number of premature deaths. Cowherd also alluded to Owen Hart falling to his death at a WWE event in 1999, stating, "A wrestler died in the ring and they just rolled him out and kept going." Cowherd then ran down Punk and his penchant for tattoos. The diatribe lasted approximately ten minutes.
Punk stated Wednesday night immediately following the endorsement announcement, "Let's reward more drunk drivers with endorsement deals! #responsibility." He was referring to Jon's DUI conviction, stemming from a May 19 incident in which Jones drunkenly crashed his Bentley into a utility pole.
In an update on this, Donnie Baley sent this one along: This morning on ESPN Radio, Colin Cowherd, host of ESPN's "The Herd," mentioned CM Punk and his stance on Nike's recent signing of UFC star Jon Jones. CM Punk opposes the signing of Jones because he feels his past with alcohol makes him a bad role model for kids. Cowherd ripped Punk and called him a moralist who shouldn't have an opinion on alcoholism, citing several wrestlers charged with DUI as well as several drug related deaths in the industry in recent years.