Bud Dupree apologized to Russell Wilson over illegal hit
Bud Dupree said he offered an apology to Russell Wilson over his hit to the Seattle Seahawks quarterback during Week 2.
During Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, Dupree delivered what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit on Wilson. Even though the play did not draw a penalty flag, there were more than a few people who thought Dupree might hear from the NFL in the form of a fine.
On Wednesday, Dupree said he had not yet heard from the league, though fines are typically given out on Fridays. Dupree also said he apologized to Wilson after the play, indicating he did not have malicious intent.
Steelers LB Bud Dupree said today he has not heard from the NFL about a fine for this hit on Russell Wilson. "Today's Wednesday, right? Yeah, I'm good."
Dupree said he apologized to Wilson personally after the play. "I really didn't try to do an illegal or dirty hit on him." https://t.co/GnJs47N0aM
— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) September 18, 2019
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he was informed by the NFL that the hit was indeed illegal.
Pete Carroll on Bud Dupree hit on Russell Wilson says NFL told him that it was indeed illegal, should have been called. #Seahawks
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 18, 2019
It’s surprising Dupree’s hit wasn’t flagged at the time. Dupree and Pittsburgh surely are glad it wasn’t.