Dak Prescott has apologized for his postgame comments on Sunday.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback, who seemingly condoned fans throwing trash on the field at the refs following a 23-17 playoff loss to the 49ers, posted an apology on Twitter Tuesday night, expressing regret over his comments.
“I deeply regret the comments I made regarding the officials after the game on Sunday,” he wrote. “I was caught up in the emotion of a disappointing loss and my words were unfair and uncalled for. I hold the NFL Officials in the higest regard and have always respected their professionalism and the difficulty of their jobs.
“The safety of everyone who attends a game or participates on the field of a sporting event is a very serious matter. That was a mistake on my behalf, and I am sorry.”
Prescott’s comments came just hours after the NBA Referees Association called him out and demanded the NFL take action.
The officiating crew was under harsh scrutiny for some calls throughout the game, including the final play when the umpire bumped into Prescott to set the ball, resulting in the clock running out before Prescott could spike it.
As the officials ran off the field, fans were captured on video throwing water bottles and debris in their direction.
Cowboys executive Stephen Jones condemned the actions of those fans on 105.3 The Fan on Monday.
There has not been any comment from the NFL Referees Association.