Artie Burns apologizes for penalty that led to Browns touchdown
Artie Burns apologized for losing his cool on a penalty he committed during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tie with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Burns and Jarvis Landry got into a mini-fight on a rushing play by the Browns early in the third quarter with Pittsburgh up 7-0. Both players were flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, but Burns was called for a second penalty for taking off his helmet on the field.
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The Browns got 15 yards and then had first down at their 31 thanks to the penalty. They ended up scoring a touchdown on the drive.
Following the game, which ended in a 21-21 tie, Burns apologized for losing his cool.
Steelers CB Artie Burns on 15-yard penalty for ripping his helmet off in scuffle with Jarvis Landry: "I lost my cool. I just kind of snapped…I've got to keep my professionalism." Said he feels responsible for Browns scoring off that drive.
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That penalty may not have had a major role in the team only tying, but it did not help. At least Burns is taking responsibility for the penalty.