Bengals Linebacker Germaine Pratt Publicly Apologizes To Joseph Ossai For Postgame Outburst

Joseph Ossai on the bench


Following the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship on Sunday, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt let his emotions get the best of him in the immediate aftermath of the game. And now he’s publicly apologizing for it.

As he was heading to the locker room, Pratt could be heard screaming about Ossai’s penalty that put the Chiefs in range for a game-winning field goal.

While walking to the locker room, Pratt could be heard yelling “why the f*** would you touch the quarterback?”

Now that the heat of the moment has passed, though, Pratt is apologizing to his young teammate:

“It’s a reaction that anybody has that’s a competitor. You know what was at stake in that moment,” Pratt said.

“A guy made a mistake, over and done with it. I was emotional. I was in the moment. As a man, you can look yourself in the mirror and say I was wrong. I wasn’t a great teammate in that moment.” [via The Cincinnati Enquirer]

Following their win over the 23-20 Bengals in the AFC title game, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12. At this time — likely due to all of the injuries they recently suffered — the Eagles are currently favored by 2.5 points.

Despite the intense spotlight on him, Ossai spoke to reporters following the game, however, he didn’t have to do so alone as veteran defensive BJ Hill stood by his side while he took questions from the media.

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