Seattle Seahawks star DK Metcalf appeared to defend himself on Sunday after he was seen shoving Los Angeles Rams cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon away from the ball throughout their recreation.
The incident occurred within the fourth quarter of the sport. Metcalf got here as much as Witherspoon when he was not him and shoved him to the bottom. Los Angeles was already up 27-13 at this level.
Metcalf was ultimately hit with a taunting penalty, costing the Seahawks 15 yards. The play the shove occurred on was simply an 8-yard move and catch from Geno Smith to Colby Parkinson.
The star vast receiver stated after the sport he was “blocking.”
“Properly, I used to be blocking,” Metcalf stated. “I suppose I blocked him a little bit too onerous and pushed him to the bottom and he bought up mad as a result of he felt like I blocked him within the again. However I imply, that’s simply how I play.
“I block each play once I don’t have the ball and I’m by no means taking a play off or jogging, attempting to take a play off. In order that’s what transpired.”
He was requested concerning the taunting penalty afterward.
“I noticed their coaches yelling at me or saying one thing to me and their gamers. And I let that get to me and I retaliated. The second man at all times will get referred to as. So, simply bought to be higher in that facet.”
Metcalf had three catches for 47 yards and a landing within the loss, however the Rams stepped up once they wanted to and outplayed Seattle, successful 30-13.