Avril, who charged at Hekker on a subsequent punt before pulling up, told reporters after Sunday’s game that Hekker apologized to him "so it’s all good."
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett took a harsher approach than his teammate. He also made a run at Hekker, causing the punter to recoil on the ground, and leveled a verbal assault at Hekker following the game.
Michael Bennett said Rams punter Johnny Hekker is cowardly for hitting Cliff Avril, then curled up "like a little girl." #Seahawks
"He wants to hit somebody when they’re not looking. To me, he’s just a coward," Bennett said, adding that Hekker "squealed like a little girl" when he dropped to the ground to avoid the Pro Bowl lineman.