With less than three minutes to play in the game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, New York corner DJ Reed intercepted Lamar Jackson. He then proceeded to have an over-the-top celebration of kneeling on the NFL logo at midfield.
He blasted online for his actions since the score was 24-3.
After the game, he was pulled aside by a reporter and explained that he celebrated that way because his father had passed away before the game.
“My dad passed away literally right before this game,” the 25-year-old told CBS reporter Otis Livingston. “I was emotional, still emotional, so that pick was for my dad. It wasn’t celebrating or about the scoreboard, it was much deeper than football.”
Some things are bigger than sports, and we all want to send our most heartfelt condolences to DJ Reed.
You truly never know what people are going through in their own lives.
For the game, Reed had two tackles and one interception.