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Dak Prescott Fined $25K for Comments About NFL Officials

The Dallas suffered a tough loss to the in the wild-card round of the last weekend which ended a promising 12-5 season. There was frustration across the board and it was understandable considering the expectations for the Cowboys, but Dak Prescott had a slip up during a postgame media session.

of the Cowboys were recorded throwing objects at NFL officials after a failed spike attempt that ended the game. Prescott was asked about it and uttered “Credit to them then. Credit to them” with no hesitation. Well, that’s going to cost him some cash as he was fined $25,000 for his comments.

It was surprising considering that Prescott has always said the right things. However, Prescott is human and this was a momentary hiccup for him.

The two-time pro bowler took to to voice his remorse for his comments on Tuesday.

“I deeply regret the comments I made regarding the officials after the game on Sunday. I was caught up in the emotion of a disappointing loss and my words were uncalled for and unfair.

“I hold the NFL Officials in the highest regard and have always respected their professionalism and the difficulty of their jobs. The of everyone who attends a game or participates on the field of a sporting event is a very serious matter.

“That was a mistake on my behalf, and I am sorry.”

What wasn’t surprising was Prescott being able to recognize his mistake and correct it. He’s always been a standup guy and this shouldn’t sway anyone’s positive opinion of him.

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4 Comments

  1. Yeah you know that the apology isn’t genuine, as you said VAM, he doubled down, and yet he had time after the game to think about how that’d come across, he knew he was gonna be asked about the refs, but he said it anyways, which shows his true character

  2. lonewolfz28, like the politician analogy. Wondering who really wrote that “apology”, his agent or Cowboy PR person. Look, you don’t double down than use the “caught up in the emotion…”. excuse. Saw this “apology” coming a mile away, and is so typical in this kind of situation.

  3. Dak has a fine future as a politician…say what’s really on his mind and then walk it back when he sees the real backlash. All is forgiven because he “did the right thing”.

    No, he screwed up, got told he screwed up, and then told people what they wanted to hear to get off the hook. He’s very good at telling people what they want to hear when he’s had time to think about it. Not so good in the heat of the moment when his real thoughts/feelings are close to the surface.

  4. DP doubled down after that “credit to them” comment, saying:

    “Yeah, if they weren’t at us, and if the fans felt the same way as us and that’s what they were doing for it, yeah I guess that’s why the refs took off and got out of there so fast. I think everybody is upset with the way that this thing played out”

    Sure, people can make a mistake, but as this year played out, DP has slowly NOT taken responsibility for his underachieving play in these post-game comments. This latest deflecting just continued more of the same. Obvious bad, embarrassing look for the team. The fine is a joke. DP made $75 MILLION this year.

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