Seahawks DL nearly hit with drink thrown by fan
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson attempted to climb into the stands after a Jaguars fan attempted to hit him with a drink on Nov. 10, 2017.
His team went on to lose the game, which was being played in Jacksonville, 24-30. This loss drops the Seahawks to 8-5 on the season, behind the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Wild Card hunt.
Jefferson was ejected from the game against the Jaguars after a heated argument with a Jaguars player. As he was going back to the locker room, he saw a drink thrown at him which barely missed his head. Jefferson then started to climb into the stands to confront the man but was restrained by staff.
“I’m not going to let somebody disrespect me, throw a beer on me. Just because I’m playing football, I’m still a human being. I’m still a man,” Jefferson told USA Today.
A Jaguars spokesman told USA Today that they will look into the incident. Fans have a code of conduct, and if they don’t follow this conduct, their ticket privileges can be revoked.
“I don’t even know what happened. He just lost it. Somebody poured a beer on his head as he was walking out of the stadium. I told him that’s pro football. They pay to get in. They can do whatever they want, I guess,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told USA Today.