Takeo Spikes was invited as a legend to the Bills' second game of the season - but didn't appear to be treated like one.
The former linebacker, who played with the Bills from 2003-06, was not satisfied with his seating accommodations during the team's Week 2 victory over the Raiders and left early, he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
"Congrats to @BuffaloBills for getting a dominant win in home opener," Spikes wrote. "I wish I could've stayed for the entire game but seating [accommodations] were NOT the standard. How you gonna have the @NFLLegends supporting with this obstructed sample size of a view!? Felt like I was in timeout."
Congrats to @BuffaloBills for getting a dominant win in home opener. I wish I could've stayed for the entire game but seating accomodations were NOT the standard. How you gonna have the @NFLLegends supporting with this obstructed sample size of a view!? Felt like I was in timeout https://t.co/RT8kAvLomK pic.twitter.com/DTBDMmccJX- Takeo Spikes, M.B.A (@TakeoSpikes51) September 17, 2023
Spikes wrote this as a quote tweet over a video of him hyping up Bills fans prior to the opening kickoff.
Spikes, 46, is perhaps best known for his time with the Bills, where he became a Pro Bowl linebacker in 2003 and 2004, making first-team All-Pro in the latter season, but he also spent three seasons with the 49ers from 2008-10.
A fan wrote to Spikes suggesting that the 49ers would've treated him better.
Spikes replied, saying, "I already know!"
Spikes was originally selected in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Bengals, where he spent his first five seasons before joining the Bills.
The Auburn alum, who also had stints with the Eagles and the Chargers, retired following the 2012 season with 1,431 career tackles, along with 29 sacks, 19 interceptions and 16 forced fumbles.
Bills great Takeo Spikes needles team over seating placement for game vs Raiders
Spikes was All-Pro, 2-time Pro Bowler with Buffalo.Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Takeo Spikes was at the team's game against the Las Vegas Raiders and got a chance to send the fans into a frenzy before kickoff.
But Spikes wrote on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that he didn't stay for the entire game because of where his seats were. Spikes posted a photo that showed him looking over Highmark Stadium from a suite, but he had an obstructed view.
Spikes added, "Disappointing is an understatement."
The Bills didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
The Bills won the game, 38-10. Josh Allen had three touchdown passes and was 31 of 37 with 274 passing yards.
Spikes was an All-Pro and a two-time Pro Bowler during his years in Buffalo. It was the only time he earned those honors during his career. He played five years with the Cincinnati Bengals, three with the San Francisco 49ers, two with the San Diego Chargers and another with the Philadelphia Eagles.
He had 29 sacks and 1,431 tackles in 219 games.
Takeo Spikes Slams Bills for 'Timeout' Seating at Game vs Raiders
Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Takeo Spikes expressed his disappointment with his seating accommodations during the Bills' Week 2 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Spikes, who was in attendance as a legend of the team, took to X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, to share his dissatisfaction. He posted a photo from a suite at Highmark Stadium, showing an obstructed view of the game. .....
The Bills organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding Spikes' concerns. Despite his early departure, the Bills emerged victorious with a score of 38-10. Quarterback Josh Allen played a pivotal role in the win, throwing three touchdown passes and completing 31 of 37 attempts for 274 passing yards.
Takeo Spikes, a former All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler during his time with the Bills, played a significant role in the team's success from 2003 to 2006. However, it appears that his treatment during the recent game did not reflect his status as a legend of the franchise. Spikes, who also had stints with the Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles, expressed his disappointment at the disparity in treatment between the Bills and the 49ers. In response to a fan suggesting that the 49ers would have treated him better, Spikes confirmed, "I already know!"
..... Throughout his career, he accumulated impressive statistics, including 1,431 tackles, 29 sacks, 19 interceptions, and 16 forced fumbles. Although he earned numerous accolades during his time in Buffalo, including being an All-Pro and Pro Bowler, he did not replicate those accomplishments elsewhere. Spikes retired after the 2012 season and continues to be celebrated as a notable figure in the Bills' history.