Green Bay Packers Rookie linebacker Quay Walker faced fierce backlash for shoving a Detroit Lions coach during Sunday night’s game but, according to a report, the NFL is not expected to suspend him for what Quay admitted was «another decision.» stupid».
The league is still reviewing the incident in which the Packers selected in the first round of the 2022 draft. shoved Lions team doctor T. Sean Lynch late in the fourth quarter when he tried to get to an injured D’Andre Swift.
But according to NFL Network, Walker likely won’t be suspended for what was his second ejection of the season.
PACKERS’ QUAY WALKER APOLOGIZES FOR ‘MAKING ANOTHER STUPID DECISION’ IN SHOVING LIONS TRAINER
Walker was previously ejected during the Packers’ Week 8 matchup against the buffalo bills. He received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter and was subsequently ejected from the game after he appeared to push Bills practice squad tight end Zach Davidson, who was sitting idle on the bench.
The Packers lost both games that Walker was ejected from.
«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!!» Walker said in a tweet.
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«I understand that I have to face everything that comes with the decision I made and I am definitely paying for it now.»
Head coach Matt LaFleur called Walker’s actions are «unacceptable» and emphasized a focus on player discipline in 2023.
«I have a much higher standard for our players than doing dumb things like that,» he said. «We’ve got a guy sent off twice. I don’t think I’ve seen that in my career. We have to be a lot stronger mentally.»
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Walker’s actions toward the coach drew criticism on social media specifically because Bills coaches and medical staff were credited just a week earlier for taking life-saving steps after safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field. .
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.