Former NFL Star Names Chris Rock the Center Piece of Dave Chappelle’s Unfortunate Onstage Blitz

Published 05/06/2022, 5:30 PM EDT

Former Buffalo Bills defensive end Marcellus Wiley gave NFL fans an audience perspective about the attack on comedian Dave Chappelle. The famous comedian was in the middle of his performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles when he was ambushed. It gave fans a flashback to the Chris Rock-Will Smith Oscars incident. Even social media was flooded with information about it.

Wiley, who is also the current host of FS1’s ‘Speak For Yourself’ showshared to TMZ his view from the audience about the incident.

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He states, “Yeah, I was in the building man, and it was crazy to be there. Lot of stars in the building, but the moment it occurred it was crazy because it was time to leave. Dave was leaving the stage and coming back for an encore.” 

The 1-time Pro Bowler was also trying to find the funny side of the situation, claiming that the ambusher could have done a better job. Wiley was analyzing how he could have put work on his tackling and compared his attempt to escape to that of former NFL RB Barry Sanders. He also felt that it was part of the show and not happening as an attempt to hurt Chappelle.  

Marcellus Wiley believes that Chris Rock capitalized on the opportunity

The former NFL DE shares the similarity to comedian Chris Rock getting slapped by actor Will Smith during the 2022 Oscars. Wiley only believes the situation got real after seeing the security beating down the intruder. The intruder will not face charges of a felony from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. However, he will face charges with a misdemeanor under filing.

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He adds that Chris Rock was also in attendance and took the opportunity to lighten the escalation of the situation. Wiley recalls stating, “The craziest moment was actually funny. It’s when Chris [Rock] ran back on stage and grabbed the mic and was like, ‘Was that Will Smith?’

It appears the comedian has not forgotten about that situation and was quick to capitalize on the opportunity.

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While the situation was perplexing for the audience, his statement paints a picture for the fans. But it seems Wiley will now be switching his focus in the coming months back to the Bills Mafia as the NFL season kicks off. 

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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