|Porter apologizes for staying on field|
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|Wednesday, 26 November 2008 11:05|
The NFL sack leader would not leave the game as Dolphins first-year coach Tony Sparano had instructed during Miami's 48-28 loss to the Patriots. Porter, who is as well-known for his opinions as his sacks, did not take questions after making his 39-second statement Wednesday.
``I'd just like to apologize for not respecting Coach Sparano's orders to come off the field,'' Porter said. ``I wasn't looking at it that way. I was just staying on the field playing football, I wasn't trying to make it as being disrespectful to the team or not obeying his order.''
Dolphins showed a lack of poise.
``We have a good relationship,'' Porter said of Sparano. ``It's crazy how you all got a hold of this and tried to make it seem as if me and him are not good. I listen to all of his orders. I wasn't looking at that situation that way. I was just staying on the field playing football. That's just my nature. If I'm not hurt, I don't like to come off the field. So I think you all blew it out of proportion but I definitely apologize to coach, the staff and that's pretty much it.''
Sparano declined to discuss the matter, saying he is focused on Miami's upcoming game against St. Louis.
``Those things are in the past,'' Sparano said. ``They were in the past to me a while ago and I'm worried about the St. Louis Rams.''