Bucs' Gerald McCoy apologizes for calling Marcus Cannon "dirty"

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive tackle Gerald McCoy took to twitter Monday night to call Marcus Cannon a dirty player. The play that McCoy is referring to in particular came when Panther's defensive end Charles Johnson beat Cannon off of the right edge and knocked him to the ground. As Cannon hit the ground and rolled, his leg hit Johnson in the knee, causing him to miss several plays before he was able to return to the field.

After seeing the play, many people are calling it “dirty”, saying Cannon intentionally whipped his leg around in an attempt to harm Johnson. To be honest, when I saw the replay, I didn’t even think anything of it. It looked like incidental contact to me, but of course, as a Patriots fan, I may be watching through rose-colored glasses.

In any case, McCoy later apologized for calling Cannon a dirty player after it was reported that Cannon sought out Johnson after the game to apologize for the play.

Below are the tweets from McCoy's official twitter page:

This won't be the last time a player makes headlines for something said on Twitter. That is just the world we live in today. At least McCoy realized that calling out other players publicly is "dirty" in and of itself, and apologized, just like Cannon did.

-Ryan Cereola