A crucial mistake by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Joseph Ossai put the Kansas City Chiefs in field-goal range to send themselves to the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ossai tackled an already injured quarterback Patrick Mahomes out of bounds. The Bengals were flagged for a late hit. The penalty put the Chiefs, who were on the cusp of a field goal, well within range.
Ossai’s mental health will need to be strong for months. It started this week when his sister, Peace Ossai, took to Twitter and thanked fans who supported her brother in the aftermath of his massive mistake.
“My family and most especially @joseph_ossai appreciates all the love, support, prayers, and kind messages!!” Peace tweeted. “Y’all’s kindness overshadowed the negativity, and I’m personally thankful to y’all for showing that support to him!!”
After his penalty, Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a 45-yard field goal on the next play to send Kansas City to the Super Bowl with a 23-20 win. Cameras showed the second-year defender visibly shaken on the sideline after the game.
It was a tough moment that was made worse when one of his teammates blasted him as he made his way to the locker room.
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