Corey Dillon unleashes epic rant on omission from Bengals’ Ring of Honor, Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former NFL running back Corey Dillon has been out of sight for a while. He’s back. In a big way.

Dillon recently uncorked an epic rant while talking to Paul Dehner Jr. of The full interview is worth your time. Some of the highlights appear below.

And make no mistake about whether Dillion was actually off the record. As he said to Dehner, “Man, you can quote me word-for-fucking-word. Print it. Because nobody gets this shit. I want it exactly how I told you. No spins. No nothing.”

Dillon has two primary complaints, and a third one that is looming.

First, he thinks he should be in the Bengals’ Ring of Honor, a distinction that is voted on by season-ticket holders.

“It’s damn-near criminal, what [voters] are pulling off, to be honest with you,” Dillon said. “Did I not play for them? I don’t know, bro. I’m curious about that. Because it looks like they are glossing over me. For what reason? Because I left? That’s not a good enough reason. You are telling me there’s five other guys better than me — at my position? And trust me, this is no knock on whoever is getting in, who goes in, that’s not what it is about. It’s about what is your excuse going to be? I’m pretty sure they will put fucking Jon Kitna in there before they put me. Matter of fact, Scott Mitchell will end up in that motherfucker before I do.”

The problem is, as Dillon explains with such eloquence, the team’s decision to let the fans decide.

“And that’s garbage,” he said. “That’s garbage. This should be solely predicated on the authorities of the Bengals. The owner. The president. Whatever. There should be a special committee. This ain’t a popularity contest. This is football. You are going to put in somebody who is more popular than somebody who got stats?”

Dillon has the stats. He started his career by rushing for more than 1,100 yards in six straight seasons. He rushed for 8,061 yards in seven seasons with the Bengals.

He also has 11,241 for his career. More than,…


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