Joseph Ossai’s Sister Tweets Touching Message To Fans After AFC Championship Mistake

Joseph Ossai tackles Patrick Mahomes out of bounds

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22-year-old linebacker Joseph Ossai was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He missed his entire rookie season in 2021 after suffering a meniscus injury in the second preseason game.

After playing in all 16 games for the Bengals in 2022, Ossai was having a pretty good postseason and was about to finish one of his best games of the year with a season-high five tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass defensed, a quarterback pressure, and a QB knockdown, against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Then, with 8 seconds left in the AFC Championship Game, he made a critical mistake that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

By committing a 15 yard unnecessary roughness penalty, the Kansas City Chiefs were able to kick a 45 yard field goal and secure a spot in Super Bowl LVII.

After the game, fans and even at least one teammate, couldn’t believe the mistake Joseph Ossai had made when the Bengals were so close to getting another chance to go to the Super Bowl.

Thankfully for him, other teammates like veteran defensive tackle B.J. Hill stood by his side and supported him as he suffered emotionally with the results of his mistake.

And unlike the classless politician from the state of Missouri who thought it was a great idea to stand up in front of the U.S. House of Representatives and pile on Joseph Ossai, most NFL fans, even those who root for the Chiefs, also had his back.




On Wednesday, there was more good news out the Joseph Ossai camp.

His sister Peace Ossai tweeted out a thank you message for all of the people who rushed to show him that one mistake, no matter how big, does not mean they don’t still support him.

“My family and most especially @joseph_ossai appreciates all the love, support, prayers, and kind messages!!” Peace tweeted. “Y’all’s kindness overshadowed the negativity, and I’m personally thankful to y’all for showing that support to him!!”



Good stuff.

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