An incident occurred during the Seattle Seahawks-Jacksonville Jaguars game on Sunday that left everyone talking.
After the Seahawks defensive lineman, Quinton Jefferson, got ejected in the last minute during a scrum, he was hit with debris thrown by fans in the crowd on his way to the locker room. Jefferson immediately turned around and engaged in a verbal confrontation with the fans.
After being hit with debris again, Jefferson attempted to climb the railing into the stands, but was held back by security and Seahawks staff.
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jefferson “just kind of lost it.”
“Somebody poured a beer on his head walking out of the stadium or something,” Carroll said. “I told him that’s pro football. They pay to get in. They can do whatever they want, I guess, so that’s what happened.”
But defensive tackle Michael Bennett ripped a reporter who attempted to ask Jefferson about the incident.
“He’s not an animal,” Bennett said. “He’s a human being, so get out of here. How would you like it if one of your kids was playing sports and somebody poured beer on him?”
It was an ugly ending to an exciting game.
Jefferson is sure to hear from the league for the incident and could even face suspension for attempting to go into the stands. Meanwhile, the fans who threw objects should be banned from arenas.