- Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt responded to a video of him yelling at teammate Joseph Ossai.
- “I have real feelings sometimes they are raw,” Pratt commented on the viral Instagram video.
- Pratt was angry about a foul caused by Ossai that lost them a chance at the Super Bowl.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt responded to a viral video of him yelling at teammate Joseph Ossai following their last-minute loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night that ended their hopes of competing in the 2023 Super Bowl.
“I have real feelings sometimes they are raw,” Pratt said in a comment on an Instagram post showing him shouting at Ossai after the game. “If you love something as much I do sometimes things will be said in the heated of the moment.”
With 30 seconds left in the fate-deciding game, the Bengals punted the ball back to the Chiefs for one final possession. On a third down attempt with four yards to go, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gained five yards by running up the sideline before stepping out of bounds to end the play.
As Mahomes left the field, Ossai shoved him toward the benches and was flagged for unnecessary roughness, earning the Chiefs 15 yards and bringing them within comfortable field goal range.
Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker then successfully kicked the game-winning field goal from the 45-yard line.
Following the game, a video of Pratt yelling at Ossai for shoving Mahomes went viral on Instagram after being posted by Bleacher Report.
The video shows the Bengals returning to the locker room after their loss. Pratt can be heard screaming, “Why the fuck you touch the quarterback?”
Commenters were quick to opine on Pratt’s sportsmanship, or lack thereof, calling him a “bad teammate” and “classless.”
Eventually, Pratt chimed in to defend himself, noting that “ppl will post anything on social media for likes and views.”
“I know what type of teammate I am,” Pratt wrote in the comment. “And what type of man I am. Trust me no love lost Im hurt.”
He added: “Remember some ppl with hate you, rate you and shake you and try to break you but I will stand tall like always.”