Earlier this week, Steelers linebacker Lamarr Woodley took offense to Ray Rice placing a Terrible Towel over his head, and warned the Ravens running back about what has happened to others who have decided to disrespect the Pittsburgh symbol.
Yesterday the Ravens running back took the high road in addressing the matter, and went out of his way to explain that he had traded his game gloves to a Steelers fan, for the towel, so that he could keep as a keepsake.
Rice went on to explain that he meant no disrespect, and that he respects the Steelers and the city too much to do otherwise.
“I apologize to those who saw it as disrespectful. For me, I thought it was a pretty cool gesture, exchanging my gloves with a fan and walking out with it. Obviously, getting a victory there was cool and I leave it in the past. Their fans are great, the organization is great and the rivalry is always going to continue to be great,” Rice said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “To have something in your basement to know what the rivalry is all about is pretty cool. I’ve been exchanging jerseys with guys. My basement is geting pretty colorful down there with other teams’ stuff. [Having the towel was] not maliciously, just more out of respect.”
There are you happy now Lamarr.