J.J. Watt Spits at Midfield, Rubs Feet Every Game, Meant No Disrespect to Patriots (Video)


FOXBORO, Mass. — As the Texans were taking warmups on Sunday afternoon before their divisional round game, J.J. Watt spit on the Gillette Stadium Patriots logo and rubbed his feet into it. To some, it looked like a disrespectful maneuver, meant as a shot at New England. But Watt says he does that before every game.

“I do that every game, home or away,” said Watt after the Texans lost to the Patriots 41-28. “I go out to midfield. I jog out there, spit a little bit, wipe my feet off, then I go through my stretch. No drama there. That’s 100 percent what I do every game — home or away.”

So, that clears that up. Watt finished the game with four tackles, 1/2 sack and one quarterback hit. He was held swatless for the second game against New England this year.

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