Seahawks’ Bruce Irvin sorry for ‘boneheaded mistake’
Bruce Irvin is a little lighter in the wallet thanks to a personal-foul penalty that he called a “boneheaded mistake.”
Irvin told 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Danny, Dave and Moore” on Wednesday that he was fined $8,200 by the NFL for a late hit in the Seahawks’ loss to San Diego. The standard fine for some personal-foul penalties, including late hits, is $8,268.
“I apologize to the 12th Man, who I made angry,” Irvin said. “It was a boneheaded play. I was kinda frustrated. But it won’t happen again, and like I said, I’m sorry.”
The penalty occurred in the third quarter of Sunday’s game when Irvin pushed a scrambling Philip Rivers after he had stepped out of bounds 6 yards shy of the first-down marker, an especially costly mistake considering it came on third down. Instead of attempting a 40-yard field goal, the Chargers got a fresh set of downs. They found the end zone three plays later, extending their lead to 27-14.
Irvin said he was the subject of some “harsh Tweets” from frustrated Seahawks fans.
“I think I had like 180 mentions just bashing me,” he said. “There was one, if I remember it said I was a bust like Aaron Curry. I had to show my wife. I was like, ‘Dang, that was kind of an aggressive Tweet.’ But that was a boneheaded mistake.”