A day after Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver gave the officials the finger during a game, he has issued an apology.
Tarver gave a statement in which he acknowledged that he went way overboard by making an obscene gesture to register his frustration with a flag on Oakland cornerback Mike Jenkins.
“I apologize for my action on the sideline of yesterday’s game. It was in the heat of the moment and I regret drawing attention away from the Raiders players and what they accomplished,” Tarver said, via the Contra Costa Times.
It turned out that Tarver was right to be angry with the flag on Jenkins, as the officials talked it over and waved off the penalty. But the way he expressed himself will net Tarver a significant fine from the league office.