Starks hears teasing after video goes viral

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks says he’s hearing

plenty of teasing from teammates for his role in a video that has

gone viral.

After Starks fell on a Pittsburgh Steelers fumble, the video

shows center Cody Wallace trying to make him cough up the ball by

poking him repeatedly with his left fist in the backside below the

waist, an off-limits area even in the rough-and-tumble NFL.

Starks said he didn’t retaliate because when he rose from the

pile, he wasn’t sure of the perpetrator.

”I saw two people, and didn’t know which one it was,” Starks

said Tuesday. ”It’s tough not to react. If I had done something I

would have gotten thrown. I’m glad I didn’t know who it was,

because it would have gotten ugly out there.”

While Wallace faces a possible fine, Starks’ teammates were

amused by the incident in Miami’s 34-28 victory Sunday.

”They are getting on me – `Check the prostate’ and stuff like

that,” Starks said. ”I’m hearing it.”

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