Doug Baldwin is a fiery guy who let his emotions get the best of him in the Super Bowl.
The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver received a 15-yard penalty and eventually a fine for his end-zone celebration following his third-quarter touchdown. After scoring the TD, Baldwin used the football to, um, simulate going to the bathroom.
Baldwin wouldn’t specify who or what the toilet taunting was aimed at, but he did say after the game it was “between me and the guy it was directed at.”
Turns out, Baldwin revealed Monday, the celebration was intended for New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis. Just a little more than two weeks after Revis and the Patriots got the last laugh with the Super Bowl win, Baldwin apologized during an appearance on ESPN 710 in Seattle.
“I do regret the fact that it cost my team 15 yards, and to the fans, ultimately I apologize to anybody I offended in any way,” Baldwin said, according to ESPN.com. “It wasn’t about that. I just think it was a competitive situation. So to all the 12s, all the fans, that’s not what it’s about. So I apologize to anyone if I offended you.”
Baldwin says he let the heat of the moment get in the way of his better judgment.
“I spent a lot of time those two weeks prior to getting ready for that game just focused on my individual matchup with him and I put a lot into it, and in that moment, I guess you could say it was just kind of a built-up frustration I was letting out in that sequence, you know, between him and I,” Baldwin continued, according to ESPN.com. “Obviously there was competitive stuff going on in that game, and in that moment, I just let out what I felt personally.”
You can listen to the full interview below.
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