PITTSBURGH — It was a sack celebration he’s done many times before in his eight-year NFL career, and Chicago Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh still isn’t sure what part of his celebration or the aftermath drew the ire of referee Tony Corrente.
Marsh was flagged for taunting on the play, providing the Steelers a critical first down. He said he didn’t say anything and did not get an explanation from Corrente during the game.
“I think it was pretty clear to everybody to who saw it that I wasn’t taunting,” Marsh said.
But he took responsibility for the act, saying that he can’t let that kind of call go against his team in that situation. Marsh also added that he has no animosity toward the team that released him at the outset of training camp this year.
“Things happen in the NFL,” he said. “It’s a business. I have a lot of love for staff and players there. I enjoyed my time with the organization when I was there. No bad blood. I wish them nothing but the best.”