(670 The Score) Bears rookie safety Jaquan Brisker believes Patriots quarterback Mac Jones’ kick of him below the belt in their game Monday was an intentional act.
Brisker didn’t sound too worked up about the incident that came as Jones slid and added that Jones later apologized to him, though Jones indicated it was unintentional.
“Looking back, when he first slid, he had tried to trip me, so I feel like the second time was intentional,” Brisker said on the Bernstein & Holmes Show on Wednesday afternoon. “After looking back at the film, it looked intentional. But after the game, he came up to me and apologized. But I’ll say, the first two times, it looked very intentional during those slides.
“I tried to avoid him. The way he slid, he slid with his feet on the ground first. I tried to avoid him, and he kicked his foot up. So it was very intentional to me.”
Brisker got his revenge on Jones shortly afterward, making an incredible one-handed interception that was followed by Jones getting benched as the Bears rolled to a 33-14 win over the Patriots.
For the record, Brisker is feeling fully healthy now.
“It was a little sore, but I feel good now,” Brisker said with a laugh.
Brisker also took the high road when Jones apologized to him.
“He just came up to me and said that he apologized,” Brisker said. “I think he said he didn’t mean to do it or something like that … I just told him I hope he can get healthy and things like that, good luck.”