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We all saw Doug Baldwin's celebration mimicking using the bathroom after he scored a touchdown, which was his only catch, aimed at Darrelle Revis. Well, he finally apologized today, 2 and a half weeks after the Super Bowl. Per WEEI:

“I do regret the fact that it cost my team 15 yards and to the fans, ultimately I apologize to anybody I offended in any way,” said Baldwin. “It wasn’t about that. I just think it was a competitive situation. So to all the 12s, all the fans, that’s not what it’s about. So I apologize to anyone if I offended you.”

“In that moment it was just a reaction,” he added. “So obviously if I could go back, I would take it back.”

“I spent a lot of time those two weeks prior to getting ready for that game just focused on my individual matchup with [Revis] and I put a lot into it, and in that moment, I guess you could say it was just kind of a built-up frustration I was letting out in that sequence, you know, between him and I,” Baldwin said. “Obviously there was competitive stuff going on in that game, and in that moment, I just let out what I felt personally.”

Translation? I beat Revis only once, which was a fluke since the ref got in his way, and felt the need to let out my frustration with a stupid celebration.

Seattle's a great team, but they don't know when to stop talking. I'm not against letting out your emotions, especially in the biggest game of the year, but taking an obvious shot at the guy that had shut you down all game after what was his only catch is generally not a good idea. Feel free to comment with your own interpretations of Baldwin's apology. I could let it go, though, since we got the last laugh.

Conor Frederick 2/17/2015 04:30:00 PM Edit
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