Matthews: "I'm an awesome player"
GREEN BAY - Clay Matthews answered a nearly week-long question effectively with just eight words.
When asked about 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's comments that Matthews was a dirty player, the linebacker responded: "I'm an awesome player, not a dirty player."
Matthews was penalized for a late hit on Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of Sunday's loss in San Francisco. Harbaugh had complained to NFL officials before that game about comments Matthews had made earlier in the week about his intention to hit Kaepernick "early and often".
The Packers play the Redskins Sunday in the regular season home opener.