ESPN Analyst: Sean Payton Has 'Behaved As A Thug'

Broncos head coach Sean Payton has "behaved as a "thug" this season, according to ESPN analyst Ryan Clark.

During this Friday's episode of "Get Up" on ESPN, Clark eviscerated Payton for how he handled his working relationship with Russell Wilson.

"The business of it isn't a problem to me, but let's be honest, Sean Payton has behaved as a thug since he became the coach of the Denver Broncos," Clark said.

"Immediately when he gets in the building, he starts to undercut Russell Wilson, personally and professionally.

He tells Russell Wilson, 'You have to stop kissing babies, stop behaving as if you're running for office.'

Nobody kissed more babies in New Orleans than Drew Brees.

He walked into this building and he had a point to prove when it came to Russell Wilson."

Towards the end of Clark's rant, he said, "I don't think there's a thing Russell Wilson could do to make Sean Payton like him."

Clark didn't hold back, that's for sure.

Wilson was officially benched this week for Jarrett Stidham.

That move will ultimately prevent the Broncos from having to guarantee an additional $37 million of Wilson's contract.

If Wilson is released before June 1, the Broncos will have to take on an $85 million dead money charge.