|Wilfork awaiting word on potential fine for hit on Losman|
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|Thursday, 27 September 2007 09:06|
Losman sprained his left knee during the play and is expected to miss at least two weeks. Wilfork was penalized on the play in the Patriots' 38-7 win.
``A lot of people say that was a cheap shot,'' Wilfork said Thursday. ``I'm far from a dirty player. If you know me as a person, you'd understand that. If you don't know me, don't judge me. If you don't know me, get to know me.''
Wilfork said he had not yet heard from the league regarding a fine.
``If it comes, I'll have to deal with it the best way I can,'' he said.
Losman was hurt on Buffalo's first play from scrimmage when Wilfork dived at his knee just as Losman completed a 4-yard pass to running back Marshawn Lynch. Losman tried to play through the injury, but left the game after losing a fumble two plays later.
Rookie quarterback Trent Edwards replaced Losman and immediately engineered a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, though he completed 10 of 20 passes for 97 yards in the game.
Wilfork said he was blocked into Losman.
``I've got one guy tripping me up and I've got one guy hitting my left leg,'' Wilfork said. ``Of course, that's the only reason I was falling. I'm mad because he's hurt. That's what I regret - him being a quarterback and getting hurt. It wasn't intentional.''
Wilfork said he has tried to reach out to Losman to apologize.
``I've got some friends on that team,'' Wilfork said. ``I'll try to talk to him as a person and let him know how I feel about the whole situation.''
This was Wilfork's second run-in with the Bills. During a game in 2004, Bills tackle Jonas Jennings suffered a concussion on what he called a ``premeditated'' helmet-to-helmet hit by Wilfork. Also in that game, Bills guard Chris Villarrial accused Wilfork of kicking him in the ribs on a field goal attempt.