Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Five Questions with . . . Rashean Mathis, Cb

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Five Questions with . . . Rashean Mathis, Cb

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Q: Did you know that your name is on a "hit'' list of opposing cornerbacks posted in the locker of Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Johnson, whom you face Sunday night on national TV at Alltel Stadium?

I heard about it, but I haven't seen it. That doesn't bother me. If that's what it takes for him to get prepared, so be it. I play against good receivers every week, and he's just one of them.

Q: How do you feel about Johnson openly taunting cornerbacks in the days leading up to a game?

That's probably what makes him feel like he plays better: talking. You always have guys in the league like that, the ones who talk a lot. That's not my style, but everyone is entitled to their own style. Some guys talk more than others.

Q: Would you respond if Johnson tries to start a war of words with you this week?

I'm not worried about that. …

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