Sunday afternoon, the Eagles went up against the Lions in game that went into overtime. During the game, Fletcher Cox punched opponent, Hansen after an extra point attempt. He was then ejected from the game.
The rookie Defensive Tackle was the Eagles’ first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. Head Coach Andy Reid spoke after the game saying, “He punched somebody. He should not be punching anybody.”
Cox spoke afterword saying, “I came off the ball and ended up on the bottom of the pile. I felt someone hitting on me and I started punching my way out.” That’s when the referee threw the flag, and Cox was ejected from the game.
Cox later admitted he was in the wrong, and even took to Twitter to apologize. “I really want to apologize to my teammates, coaching staff and the whole organization as well as fans for my actions in today’s game.”
A few of his teammates took the time to respond to his apology. Dion Lewis said, “it’s all good Fletch. Everybody makes mistakes bro.” Jamar Chaney also replied, “keep ya head up bro. We all make mistakes. U live & ya learn.”
Cox also expressed his regret for his actions. He said it “hurt” him to watch the end of the game.
The Eagles get a week off after their loss to the Lions, with a bye, and come back on October 28 against the now undefeated Falcons.
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