Watt responds to ‘Spit-gate’

Watt responds to ‘Spit-gate’
January 14, 2013, 1:15 am
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JJ Watt assisted on three tackles and recorded a half-sack in Sunday’s season-ending loss in New England, but it’s what Watt did before the game that is drawing attention.

According to numerous reports, Watt spit – and then wiped his feet – on the midfield logo at Gillette Stadium in the build up to Houston’s 41-28 AFC Divisional round defeat to the Patriots.

Darren Haynes of WHDH-TV tweeted the following about an hour before kickoff:


Moments later, Mike Petraglia of WEEI Radio seconded:


After the game, Watt was asked about the spitting incident and if he was ‘trying to psych his team up’.

“I do that every game – home or away,” Watt explained to reporters.  “I go out to midfield, jog out there, spit a little, wipe my feet off and then go through my stretches.”

Watt continued.

“No drama there,” assured the Texans’ defensive end.  “That is 100% what I do every game – home or away.”