Slauson wants to apologize to Cushing
Mar 30, 2013 at 1:20p ET
Matt Slauson of the New York Jets hit Cushing, an inside linebacker for the Houston Texans, low and from behind in a game early last season, tearing Cushing's ACL. The NFL this off-season banned blocks like the one Slauson made on Cushing, and Slauson became a bit of a villain as a result.
Well, Slauson recently signed with the Chicago Bears, and he told the Chicago Sun-Times he's tried to apologize to Cushing but hasn't been able to reach him.
"I tried," Slauson told the Sun-Times. "But it didn't work out. I wanted to let him know that I was really sorry. I heard he's a great guy, and I wish him all the best, and I'm sure I'm going to be seeing on the field again."
Although the hit wasn't penalized on the field, Slauson was fined $10,000 for it.
"I think about it all the time," Slauson said. "It was just unfortunate the way it happened, Brian getting hurt. I didn't want it to happen. I was just trying to do whatever I could to win. And unfortunately, it worked out very badly. It was a frowned-upon block. But I think about it all the time, and I'm really sorry the guy got hurt for it."