Bucs Center Joe Hawley Says Seahawks Rookie Jarran Reed Spit In His Face, Eyes During Game


This is probably the most disrespectful thing you can do to another man.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Joe Hawley claims a Seahawks defensive lineman did the unspeakable last week and spit on him during the game.

While not completely sure of the culprit, Hawley seems to think Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive tackle Jarran Reed was the spitter.

“Yeah I think that’s who it was,” Hawley said of Reed. “They were hitting me late and then one guy got up, and when I came up all fired up, he actually spit in my face after one of the plays. And that really got me fired up because I just don’t think that should be a part of the game at all.”

“I mean, it’s one thing thing (to be) pushing, shouting, yelling. But as soon as he spit in my face, I was pretty fired up about that,” Hawley said. “He’s a young guy. I guess he just — that’s not the way to do it.”

At one point during the game, Hawley had to be physically restrained from going after Reed.

“The way we were playing — we decided we were gonna play hard and get after them because we knew that’s the way they played,” Hawley said. “And I think they were surprised when that happened, so they tried to talk about it and then we continued to do it and they started getting chippy with it.

“I just don’t think they were used to the way we were playing, how hard we were playing. I guess they were the only ones who thought they were allowed to play like that.”

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