Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple is not going to be sending New England Patriots quarterback Mack Jones a Christmas card.
Apple known as out Jones for what he thought-about “soiled play” throughout Saturday’s recreation at Gillette Stadium. Jones hit Apple, and Bengals linebacker Jermaine Pratt recovered what he thought was a fumble by Jones ultimately zone. The play was useless, however Jones nonetheless inexplicably pulled Apple off her toes away from the play.
“After all I did (discover it). He beat me,” Apple mentioned after the sport, in response to NESN.com. “I assumed it was a grimy recreation. He is carried out it earlier than, I’ve seen it. “
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This isn’t the primary time Jones has been accused of foul play by a defender. Carolina Panthers edge rusher Brian Burns blasted Jones for catching and twisting his ankle final season.
The Bengals held off a Patriots comeback to win 22-18. Apple took a victory lap.
“Yeah, properly, they are going dwelling now,” he added, in response to NESN.
The Patriots — albeit an extended shot at 7-8 — are nonetheless in competition for a playoff spot with two video games left. They are going to host the Miami Dolphins on New 12 months’s Day.