Bennett on McMillian's $21k fine: "It ain't my fault!"
Is there such a thing as unicorn tears?
That’s what Packers safety Jerron McMillian said cost his team 15 penalty yards and a $21,000 fine from the league after a hit on Martellus Bennett – the self-titled Black Unicorn – on Sunday night.
“I guess it’s for the well-being of whoever was down, because I guess he was crying and whatnot,” McMillian told reporters in Green Bay this week. “I guess something was wrong with him, but it was a clean hit. I think they more so threw the flag because of his reaction instead of the actual contact.”
Bennett, who has said he will exact revenge on McMillian in the future, said he was not crying. “That’s probably the dumbest ---- I ever heard!"
McMillian may have been speaking figuratively, suggesting that Bennett's reaction to the hit drew the penalty flag and fine. Bennett had no guilt over that.
"People get fined every day for doing illegal ----," he said. "You speed in traffic you get a ticket, you know what I’m saying? You run a red light, you get a ticket. It ain’t my fault."
Bennett noted that McMillian didn't even hit him in the head, just knocked the wind out of him with a hit to the chest. So if that's the case, was it a legal hit?
"I don’t know," Bennett said. "I’m not the police. I’m just your everyday civilian."