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Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew Apologizes For Actions Against Saints

On Sunday, Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew let his emotions get the best of him, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness on the team's last possession of the game. The team eventually lost 31-17 to the New Orleans Saints. His penalty occurred after Saints safety threw his leg aside after breaking up a pass on second down, and got up to get in Harper's face. Eventually, an official stepped between the two and Pettigrew bumped and shoved said official, drawing the flag.

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On Wednesday, Pettigrew apologized for the incident:

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I want to sincerely apologize to my teammates, my coaches, the Lions organization, fans and the NFL for my actions during the game on Sunday," Pettigrew said Tuesday. "In the heat of competition, I allowed my emotions to get the best me. I know better and my unintentional mistake cost my team."    

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He'd go on to say that he'd never acted this way before, and that he won't ever do it again. Thee's no word yet on whether or not Pettigrew is going to be disciplined for his actions.

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