In fact, he made one of the biggest plays of that game for New England, a 79-yard interception return for a touchdown. The play itself would have been memorable on its own, but Ryan drew even more attention to himself with his celebration. As Ryan reached the end zone, he slowed down, turned around, and leapt backwards over the goal line while grabbing his crotch – a move that seemed uncharacteristic for the mild-mannered, well-spoken Ryan.
Earlier this week, Ryan’s teammate, co-captain
Thursday, Ryan gave the media what they were expecting: an apology.
“First off, I just want to apologize to all the fans and all the viewers who had to witness that. I own up to it 100 percent,” he insisted. “It's not acceptable. It's not acceptable for me and this team. I want to put it behind me and I want to move on, and focus on Miami, and let people know it won't happen again. That's not who I am.”
Meanwhile, out at practice, Talib (left hip) suited up for the third straight session, dating back to last Friday. So did wide receiver
The only two players who didn’t practice Thursday were running back/return specialist