Posted September 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Miami Dolphins are 1-0 for only the second time since 2005, which wasn't the reason for defensive tackle Randy Starks' conspicuous finger-waving. Starks, a two-time Pro Bowl player unhappy about stalled contract negotiations, was also miffed he didn't start Miami's season opener at Cleveland. As he celebrated a sack in the closing minutes, the network telecast showed him making an obscene gesture that seemed to be directed at the Dolphins coaches. Starks wasn't the only unhappy Dolphins star in the wake of their 23-10 win Sunday. New $60 million receiver Mike Wallace was visibly angry as he left the locker room after catching one pass for 15 yards. Coach Joe Philbin declined to say Monday whether he was upset with Wallace or Starks. --- AP NFL website: and --- Follow Steven Wine on Twitter:

Dolphins' Randy Starks regrets 'joking' gesture

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