Bucs defensive tackle Brian Price said he believed a Carolina Panthers' player was attempting to re-injure his ankle, sparking his outburst, an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and ejection from the game by coach Raheem Morris last Sunday.
After watching tape of the Bucs 38-19 loss to the Panthers, Price said he overreacted and apologized to Morris, his teammates and the organization.
“It’s kind of like getting a whuppin’ by your dad,’’ Price said of being told to leave the field immediately by Morris after his third quarter penalty. “You can’t really take it too personal. You know when you mess up and you’re like, “Man, I wonder what kind of whuppin’ I’m going to get or what kind of punishment. It’s all love. He’s my coach and I love him to death and I love playing for him and I love this team and I just want to apologize to the owners and (general manager) Mark Dominik and Raheem.
"I let my emotions get the best of me. I thought something else happened, but watching film, I felt