SEYMOUR DENIES HEAD-BUTTING CHARGERS COACH
Chargers center Nick Hardwick says that Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour head-butted a San Diego coach before last Sunday's game. Seymour says he didn't.
"A coach?" Seymour said on Thursday. "A coach that was out on the field? I mean . . ."
You mean what, Rich? There was an altercation between Seymour and someone not in a Chargers player uniform, someone who intervened when Seymour and a Chargers player were jawing at each other after the two teams took the field for the game. The only question is whether Seymour made contact with the person not in a Chargers uniform.
And we're learning that the interpretation of the unlikely video evidence that someone posted on YouTube and someone else forwarded to us is in the eye of the beholder. John Tomase of the Boston Herald writes that the video "appeared to exonerate" Seymour. Others agree. And others believe that Seymour jammed his facemask, once or twice, into the head of the person not in a Chargers uniform. Our take? We simply can't tell.
For anyone who hasn't seen it, here's the video. The incident begins at about the 2:48 mark.
Seymour insists that he's innocent.
"First of all, it's not true, so I think the facts are the facts," he said. "Secondly, I can't control what others say or think. The only thing I can do is control my actions, the way that I approach the game, the things that I'm able to do throughout the week. For me, that won’t change and I think the people that know me best know that’s something that’s totally bogus."
Funny how every other week something classless is reported about the Pats DL