Steelers guard Trai Turner spoke on Friday about the spitting incident that led to his ejection from Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Turner, who still claims he was spit on first, admitted the situation was serious and thanks coach Tomlin and his teammates for supporting him.
Video shows Turner responded by spitting on linebacker Marquel Lee.
“All the parties involved know what happened . . . really with that situation I just like to say thank you to coach T and to my teammates for having my back,” said Turner.
Turner also said he will learn from the moment, but admits it’s hard to tell how someone will act in certain situations.