Green Bay Packers linebacker Quay Walker has apologized for his actions during Sunday night’s game against the Detroit Lions, when he was seen shoving a coach on the field.
Walker took a moment Monday morning to send out a series of tweets on the subject.
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«I want to publicly apologize for what happened Sunday night. I reacted again out of my emotions and took full responsibility for making another stupid decision. I have since questioned why I did what I did when the coach was doing his job.» . worked!! I was wrong!!» the rookie tweeted.
«I understand that I have to face everything that comes with the decision I made and I am definitely paying for it now.»
Walker also explained why he was sobbing in the tunnel as he walked to the locker room.
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«Also to explain my frustration in the tunnel,» he wrote. «I wasn’t upset that I was ejected, I just knew that I messed up again and I was wrong for what I did and I couldn’t believe I did it again. To the Detroit Lions and all the coaching staff, including the person I what did I do». that too. Sorry.
Walker was penalized in the fourth quarter after he apparently shoved a Lions staff member who was trying to tend running back D’Andre Swift. Walker was ejected from the game.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur denounced Walker’s actions.
«That’s unacceptable,» the Packers coach said, via Pro Football Talk. «I have a much higher standard for our players than doing dumb things like that. We have a guy sent off twice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in my career. We have to be much stronger mentally.
«Any time our guys commit personal fouls, I take it very personally because I think it’s always a reflection of myself and the standards that we set for these players. And we have to be better and we have to learn from that because that’s unacceptable.» .
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Detroit would take the lead with a touchdown later in the series.