After the conclusion of Sunday’s Seahawks-Redskins game, Washington left tackle Trent Williams put a hand in the face of Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.
Williams later expressed remorse for his conduct.
“Just high emotions, man, and, you know, I let them get the best of me. It is nobody’s fault but mine,” Williams told reporters, via CSNWashington.com.
“I’ve got to calm down a little bit. It is just when you lose a game like this with high intensity, you are on edge and I reacted in an immature manner,” Williams said. “I am taught better than that. [I’ve] just got to be better. It takes a big man to walk away and next time I just have to be a bigger man.”
Williams later was the bigger man, sending a text message to Sherman apologizing for the gesture. Sherman said he was “very surprised” by what happened, and that he anticipates the NFL will handle the situation properly.
Though Sherman apparently was running his mouth throughout (and possibly after) the game, there’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed. Williams crossed it, and we respect him for acknowledging that.