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11/12/2012 11:40 am ET

Reggie Bush Benched: Joe Philbin Benches RB, Fantasy Owners Lash Out On Twitter

Reggie Bush didn't see much action during the Dolphins' 37-3 loss to Tennessee, their worst home loss since 1968. That's because Miami head coach Joe Philbin benched his star running back after he fumbled the ball on the second possession of the game.

Bush spent most of the game on the sideline and finished with just four carries for 21 yards, along with one catch for eight yards.

This didn't sit well with fantasy football owners. But those who had Bush in their starting lineups weren't mad at him. Instead, they went on Twitter to lash out at Philbin for benching Bush.

Nonetheless, Bush said after the loss that he didn't deserve to be on the field.

"I didn’t deserve to be back in there. I fumbled the ball and I’ve had two fumbles lost this year," Bush said, via The Miami Herald. "I have to do a better job of protecting the ball. I’ve been in this league long enough to know protecting the ball is the most important thing as a running back."

Bush also apologized for his performance on Twitter.

According to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel, Philbin said he had planned on using all of his running backs due to Miami's Thursday night game against Buffalo this week. But it doesn't look like that's going to cheer up the fantasy fanatics.

WARNING: Some obscene language used.

Reggie Bush Benched

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