Rams’ Johnny Hekker apologizes again for hit on Seahawks’ Cliff Avril

Dec 28, 2015, 5:26 PM | Updated: 5:31 pm
Rams punter Johnny Hekker knocked Cliff Avril to the turf with a shove in the back in Sunday’...
Rams punter Johnny Hekker knocked Cliff Avril to the turf with a shove in the back in Sunday's game. (AP)
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Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril said Sunday that Rams punter Johnny Hekker apologized for an illegal hit he delivered during the second quarter of St. Louis’ victory.

Hekker, a Bothell native, apologized again via Twitter on Monday.

Hekker was penalized for unnecessary roughness when he knocked Avril to the turf with a shove in the back following a second-quarter punt.

Comedy ensued, along with some harsh words after the game from Avril’s teammate, Michael Bennett.

Avril said he hopes the NFL fines Hekker, “because we would get fined for it.” But he smiled about the incident and noted that Hekker had apologized, “so it’s all good.”

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