Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said he apologized privately to Aaron Colvin shortly after getting into a heated exchange with the cornerback on the sideline during the Jaguars' 44-33 loss to San Francisco last Sunday. Since the incident was caught on camera he wanted to make his apology public, too. "I'd like to publicly apologize to AC because that's unprofessional of me," Jackson said. "But when things are happening that we're not used to, we just have to learn how to -- not accept it -- but be able to learn from it and move on and change what's going on. They [the 49ers] just got the best of my emotions, and I can't let that happen as a leader and as a competitor." Teammates had to separate Jackson and Colvin but Colvin said after the game that he and Jackson were fine moments later. Jackson said Wednesday that it was the result of being frustrated with the way he was playing and "I wasn't doing what I know I could do, and they were just doing what they wanted to do." Jackson also said he shouldn't have let his emotions get the better of him late in the game. He was penalized 15 yards for head-butting 49ers guard Laken Tomlinson after a play late in the fourth quarter. The Jaguars had just cut the 49ers’ lead to 37-33 with 1:54 to play and had all three timeouts, but Jackson’s penalty after a first-down run of 4 yards gave San Francisco the ball on the Jaguars’ 32-yard line. Three plays later, Matt Breida scored the clinching touchdown.
Jaguars DT Malik Jackson apologizes for losing control of emotions
ESPN | Dec 28