Mahomes retracts angry outburst towards officials and Allen regarding Kelce trickery

Patrick Mahomes expressed regret for his confrontation with Josh Allen and officials following the Chiefs’ 20-17 loss to the Bills on Sunday. During the game, Mahomes was overheard by a broadcaster criticizing the officiating, saying, “Wildest fucking call I’ve ever seen. Offensive offsides on that play, man. Fucking terrible.”

In an interview with 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City on Monday, Mahomes apologized for his behavior towards Allen, stating, “More than anything, I regretted the way I acted toward Josh [Allen] after the game, because he had nothing to do with it. Obviously, you don’t want to react that way. I mean, I care, man. I love this game, and I love my teammates. I want to go out there and put everything on the line to win, but obviously, you can’t do that, can’t be that way toward officials or really anybody in life.”

Mahomes was frustrated when a go-ahead touchdown was nullified by officials due to an offside penalty called on Kadarius Toney. The nullified touchdown, which involved a lateral pass from Travis Kelce, could have potentially won the game for the Chiefs. Mahomes expressed his disappointment with the officials, both on the field and during the post-game press conference.

Regarding the officials’ call on Toney, Mahomes admitted, “Obviously, I’ve seen it now, and if he didn’t check and they weren’t good, it is a foul. It is something you rarely see called in the NFL. But it was a foul; it’s part of playing the game, man. You learn from it, it’s part of being a person, you learn from your mistakes and try to be better next time.”

Chiefs coach Andy Reid also criticized the officials, calling the situation “a bit embarrassing in the National Football League.” However, he later clarified his remarks, stating, “Do we need to line up right? Yeah, we do. We got to take care of that. We can’t put it in the officials’ hands.”

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Chargers announced that star quarterback Justin Herbert will be out for the remainder of the season due to a finger injury. Herbert, who has thrown for 3,134 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, will be replaced by backup quarterback Easton Stick. The Chargers, currently 5-7, are likely to miss the playoffs, increasing the pressure on head coach Brandon Staley.

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