Trent Williams got into an altercation with Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman after the game. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
As the Redskins’ 24-14 loss to the Seahawks concluded, Washington left tackle Trent Williams and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had an altercation that climaxed with Williams shoving Sherman in the face with the palm of his hand.
The two, who had a brief scuffle on Washington’s first series of the game, had to be separated and eventually retreated to their respective tunnels.
After the game, Sherman was critical of Williams, and Williams said he had handled the situation poorly.
“It was just a dirty move by Trent Williams,” said Sherman, who gives up two inches and 130 pounds to the 6-foot-5, 325-pound lineman. “I can understand why he’s frustrated; it’s the end of their season. They played a solid game. Just a cheap shot.”
Williams. one of the Redskins’ captains, prided himself this season on serving as a team leader. He said his actions at the end of the playoff loss didn’t reflect those traits.
“I mean, just high emotions, man. I let them get the best of me. It’s nobody’s fault but mine,” Williams said. “I’ve got to calm down a little bit. It’s just when you lose a game like this with high intensity, you’re a little on edge, and I reacted in an immature manner. I’m taught better than that. I’ve just got to be better. It’s my first playoff run, to have the season end like that, and to kind of be taunted, it’d take a bigger man to walk away, and next time I just got to be a bigger man.”
Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.