Listen: Rodney Harrison says Mac Jones shouldn't apologize to Brian Burns

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Panthers defensive end Brian Burns is still mad about Mac Jones grabbing his ankle following a strip sack in Sunday's game.

“It would be nice to have an apology," he said to reporters Wednesday. "But, I mean, it’s not going to happen. However the NFL handles it, it’s on them. I would just like to play them again. I wish all my fellow D-end brothers happy hunting. That’s all.”

Appearing on Merloni & Fauria during Christian Fauria's 25 for 25k to benefit the American Diabetes Foundation, NBC sports analyst Rodney Harrison said he wouldn't apologize if he were Jones.

“I wouldn't apologize to that dude," he said (listen to full clip above). "At the end of the day, the Patriots kicked their butt up and down the field and you have to live with it. It’s something you have to live with. But Mac, he showed me some toughness, too -- the fact that he’s not responding. The fact he’s not walking up there wth his tail between his legs, man Mac Jones has some heart. I like it.”

Harrison added: “I think it was one of those plays where he just reacted as a football player. … Trust me, I’ve done worse than that. OK, I’ve done worse than that. I’m not the only one. There’s thousands of football players that have done a lot worse than that. I hate the fact that he did it. You have to be careful grabbing somebody’s ankle and twisting and doing things like that, but he’ll learn from it. I don’t think it was intentional. I think he was just doing whatever he could to restrict that guy from making a play.”

Jones and the Patriots will take on the Browns this Sunday.

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