After the interview Rolle shared that he was asked a question that he found strange.
During a 45-minute interview before the Senior Bowl in January with seven members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff, including head coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik, one member of the staff asked Rolle what it felt like to desert his team this season.
“I hadn’t heard that one before,” said Rolle, who pauses ever so slightly before answering to consider his thoughts. “My initial reaction was a bit of confusion. It never was anger, but I was more bothered by the question because if anyone knew my involvement with my teammates, how much they care about me and how much I care about them.”
On Saturday Dominik tried to clarify the interview and the question.
According to Bucs General Manager Mark Dominik, who was in on the interview along with Bucs coach Raheem Morris, the question that was actually asked of Rolle was “Did you feel like you deserted your team’’ by going to Oxford.
Source: Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings
PewterReport.com's Take: Dominik is in damage control because the team has come under heavy criticism for the question. Pewter Report publisher Scott Reynolds will address this in more detail in his next SR's Fab Five column, which will be published next week. In the meantime, here's a nugget to hold you over. The Bucs staff member that has fallen under heavy criticism lately for these types episodes is neither Morris nor Dominik.