Takeo Spikes Slams Bills for 'Timeout' Seating at Game vs Raiders

17:53 18.09.2023

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. Spikes wrote, "Congrats to @BuffaloBills for getting a dominant win in home opener. 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. Disappointing is an understatement."

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!"

Selected in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Bengals, Spikes spent his first five seasons in Cincinnati before joining the Bills. 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.

/ Monday, September 18, 2023, 5:53 PM /

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