by Ryan Wilson
Somewhat overshadowed by the end-of-game Matt LightHair-Pulling Extravaganza! was the news that Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano tried to bench linebacker Joey Porter and failed miserably. Porter's only been in Miami two seasons, but he has a history of paying his coaches no mind (or, more specifically if you're Cam Cameron, no respect)
Unlike Cameron, however, Mr. Peezy admitted he was wrong to ignore Sparano. Via NFL.com's Adam Schefter:
Porter personally apologized to Dolphins coach Tony Sparano for refusing to leave the closing minutes of Sunday's 48-28 loss to the Patriots after he drew 15-yard penalties on back-to-back plays.
Not only did Porter apologize to Sparano, he apologized to the rest of his Dolphins teammates as well. Porter knows that what he did Sunday was wrong and he tried to take responsibility for it after the fact
Schefter also writes that "there could be further repercussions from the team or the league." Given that Commissar Goodell has decreed Light will be fined but not suspended for fighting like a 13-year-old girl (nice call, Logan Mankins!), I can't imagine that they would punish Porter for disobeying his coach.
Of course, I never thought I'd see the day when players would get fined for dancing in the end zone so what do I know. That's right: nothing.
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