Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt calls punch by Ross Blacklock ‘stupid, selfish’

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HOUSTON — After Houston Texans rookie defensive take on Ross Blacklock was once ejected Sunday in opposition to the Ravens for throwing a punch, teammate J.J. Watt known as it a “silly” and “egocentric” play.

“It’s silly. It’s egocentric,” Watt mentioned after the sport. “It was once a silly play. It was once egocentric. It’s one thing — I imply, I’ve spoken to Ross earlier than and so it pisses me off. It’s an excessively egocentric transfer. Late within the sport, and it is dumb, very dumb to harm your workforce in that form of environment for no explanation why.”

The punch was once now not proven at the TV broadcast, and on Sunday evening, Texans trainer Bill O’Brien mentioned he did not see what came about. Monday morning, O’Brien informed journalists that an reputable informed him Blacklock was once ejected for a punch.

“I’ve spoken to him, and I did not see it at the tape,” O’Brien mentioned. “But I do know that it came about. So yeah, I’ve spoken to him.

“I simply know what the reputable informed me. … I did not see it both, however the reputable informed me that he threw a punch, which I feel you almost certainly already know. I’m simply pronouncing that is what the reputable informed me, and we’ve addressed it and we can proceed to handle it these days.”

The punch came about with not up to 5 mins last within the fourth quarter, with the Texans trailing the Ravens 30-16. Baltimore went directly to win 33-16, as Houston dropped to 0-2.

During the offseason, Blacklock, a second-round select from TCU, informed journalists that “simply having the ability to play subsequent to [Watt] and play with him, it is an honor. I’m attempting to be informed up to I will be able to whilst I’m right here and whilst he is right here.”

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