After Super Bowl victory, Jay Ajayi lashes out at those who ‘throw dirt on your name’

Jay Ajayi of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Former Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi took to Instagram in an apparent call-out of his critics.

In the post, Ajayi is holding and kissing the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy.

Ajayi writes: “THEY may have tried to discredit you, discount you, throw dirt on your name…none of it matters now. LEGACIES LAST FOREVER. funny how they were GASsEd over journalistic…look at me now. ONLY GOD. YURP^”

It seems clear that Ajayi is upset that journalists (many of whom he blocked on Twitter after his departure from South Florida) outlined some of the reasons the Dolphins chose to move on from the Pro Bowl running back.

After the Dolphins traded Ajayi to Philadelphia for a fourth-round pick at the end of October, multiple reports (including in the Daily Dolphin) indicated the reasons extended beyond Ajayi’s skill level and concerns about the long-term viability of his knees.

Ajayi, as it was reported, was sometimes perceived as pouty and/or self-centered.

He can also now be perceived, correctly, as a Super Bowl champion.

Ajayi ran 9 times for 57 yards (6.3 yards per carry) in Philadelphia’s defeat of New England Sunday night.

Ajayi clearly still has a positive relationship with some ex-teammates.

During the week, Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake put out some photos taken with Ajayi on social media.

After the game, Dolphins star Jarvis Landry tweeted a series of train emojis and put out an Instagram image of an apparent post-game video chat.

“God don’t make mistakes @jaytrain,” Landry wrote.

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