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Matt Leinart

FIRES BACK AT DEAN CAIN

'Stick to Being D List'

7/23/2014 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Matt Leinart isn't taking too kindly to being dissed by Dean Cain -- and now the former NFL quarterback is firing back at the "Superman" actor ... telling the guy to "stick to being D list."

Leinart is clearly pissed about the comments Cain made to TMZ Sports ... in which he said Johnny Manziel should be careful about running with the Hollywood crowd because he wouldn't want to end up out of the NFL like Matt Leinart. 

072314_dean_cain_launch_v2Now, Leinart has gone to Twitter to respond to Cain -- and it's clear he's pissed -- saying, "Put 7 years in, pretty sure that's 7 more than 99% of the world."

Then came the personal shots at Dean -- a former football player who was cut by the Buffalo Bills in training camp after suffering a knee injury. 

"Some people should stick to their day job because they couldn't cut it!" 

He added, "Stick to being D list!"

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16.

40cal    

Coming from the guy who got cut by the buffalo bills after camp last year and still has no job,, interesting

60 days ago
17.

Bobo Frog    

Grown adults behaving like 13 year old girls.

60 days ago
18.

billy pootons    

leinhart cost himself a fortune by staying his last year at college.... he was projected to be the top pick but stayed at USC... ended up being drafted 10th... a HUGE drop off in guarenteed money back then between the 1st pick and 10th pick

60 days ago
19.

Jon Kua'ana    

Matt and Dean went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Dean fell down and tore his ACL
and Matt came tumbling after

Who cares about these two D listers?

60 days ago
20.

idiots_abound    

Matt, you didn't "play" in the NFL for 7 years. You held a clipboard.

60 days ago
21.

tmzDopeDealer    

If Dean Cain is D-list in the acting world..... Matt has got to be Z-list in the football world.

60 days ago
22.

static    

The cardinals had to keep him for 4 years because they had so much invested and nobody in their right mind would have traded for him played 33 games in 7 years Cain's analogy is a good one Leinart was bust city.

60 days ago
23.

Mr Barcliff    

USING PEOPLE BY NAMES AS AN EXAMPLE TO HELP OTHERS NEVER WORKS BECAUSE THE EXAMPLE NEVER SEES THEMSELVES THE WAY THERE PORTRAYED. MATT WAS A GREAT USC QB, HE WAS NOT HORRIBLE AS A PRO QB BUT, HE LIKE MANY BEFORE WASNT A STARTER. NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF BECAUSE ONLY .0002 PERCENT OF THE US POPULATION CAN PLAY IN THE NFL AND MATT DID. NO NEED TO KNOCK DEAN CAIN EITHER, HE HAS A GOOD ACTING CAREER AND REBOUNDED FROM THE NFL INJURY TO DO GOOD FOR HIMSELF. BOTH MEN ARE WRONG, DEAN FOR USING MATT AS AN EXAMPLE AND MATT FOR GIVING WHAT DEAN SAID MORE ATTENTION THAN IT HAD BEFORE HE RESPONDED TO IT, I HAD NO CLUE UNTL MATT RESPONDED, NOBODY CARED UNTIL NOW. BOTH MEN, SAY SORRY AND SHAKE HANDS, NO REAL MALICIOUS INTENT WAS MEANT BY EITHER SIDE. LGNM

60 days ago
24.

Tamara    

Who's really on the D-List here? I've heard of Dean Cain. I've never heard of Matt Whatshisface.

60 days ago
25.

Tamara    

D-List? I've heard of Dean Cain. I haven't heard of Matt Whatshisface...

60 days ago
26.

William Doerr III    

Dean Cain is totally spot on right bout Leinart. Back in the day Leinart was far to worried about partying with random skanks, getting drunk and bong hits. Whats funny is he didnt last 7 years in the NFL. He was a #3 QB most of ths time, he held the guys clip board who held the clip board for a living lol or he would just be a camp QB for summer training camp. Leinart had Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and slot receiver Steve Breaston all IN THEIR PRIMES and he still couldnt hack it. Thats hard to do considering in his prime Fitzgerald could make a horrible backup QB look like Joe Montana catching everything thrown his way. Another big problem Leinart had is he had no arm strength , he had a noodle for an arm.

59 days ago
27.

Kathy Harman    

Somebody sounds like a bitter little baby. Clearly he's not happy with himself or he wouldn't have made such a big deal out of nothing. Dean WAS asked a question from TMZ, it's not like he randomly attacked Matt. Matt should be used to being picked apart by sports fans and critics. Maybe Dean turned him down for a date or something.

59 days ago
28.

Booradley    

Leinart should be thanking Cain for mentioning his name at all, especially in the same sentence as Manziel. Leinart is just another Mater Dei/USC quarterback that once they hit the pros went mental when they realized how overrated they were. I know these particular alums didn't invent the pro-fizzle, especially if they're a Heisman winner, but few look as butt-hurt and clueless as them holding the clipboard. Guess the pain of crapping out after all that private SoCal education and grooming can only be soothed by bims and bong rips :)

58 days ago
29.

just asking    

QB title never played much didnt cut it. All hype when Matt entered league and never amounted to much keeps Matt at D list himself. Just talk.. He needs to stick with his buddy Nick Lachey also another D list

56 days ago
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