Packers star Quay Walker is apologizing for shoving a Detroit Lions coach throughout “Sunday Night Football” — calling his actions each “silly” and “incorrect.”
The Green Bay defender put his palms on a Detroit official who was attempting to are likely to an injured participant late within the sport at Lambeau Field … and the rookie linebacker’s actions had been so disturbing, referees really ejected him from the sport.
The 22-year-old first-round choose was panned for the transfer — significantly after the Buffalo Bills had simply credited one in every of their trainers with serving to save Damar Hamlin‘s life earlier within the week — and on Monday morning, Walker issued an apology for his actions on his Twitter web page.
“I need to apologize publicly about what occurred Sunday evening,” mentioned Walker, who led the Packers in tackles this season. “I reacted off of my feelings once more and take full accountability of creating one other silly resolution.”
“Since then I’ve questioned myself on why did I do what I did when the coach was doing his job!! I used to be incorrect!!”
Walker — who was really ejected earlier this season in opposition to the Bills for shoving a Buffalo assistant in a similar way — additionally defined his actions that adopted the ejection … saying he was kicking himself within the stadium tunnel after he had “tousled once more.”
“[I] was incorrect for what I did and could not imagine I did it once more,” Walker mentioned. “To the Detroit lions and to all the coaching employees together with the particular person I did that too. I’m sorry.”
Walker says he’ll settle for no matter punishment will come his manner.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, in the meantime, referred to as the incident “unacceptable” … and mentioned he holds his gamers to a “a lot greater customary.”
Both LaFleur and Walker will now have all offseason to consider the transfer — because the Packers had been eradicated from postseason play following the 20-16 loss.