Seahawks lineman ‘got to grow up’ after ejection in Week 9

Senior offensive tackle DK Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks admitted on Thursday he’s “got to grow up” after he was ejected in a Week 9 win over the Arizona Cardinals for unsportsmanlike conduct after…

Seahawks lineman ‘got to grow up’ after ejection in Week 9

Senior offensive tackle DK Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks admitted on Thursday he’s “got to grow up” after he was ejected in a Week 9 win over the Arizona Cardinals for unsportsmanlike conduct after he “pushed a referee in the face.” Metcalf’s outburst began when he was on the field watching the players sprint onto the field to join the kickoff. Metcalf started screaming that the officials were late, and then when the whistle was blown and players were streaming onto the field, he pulled his fingers away from his face and tried to slap a ref. What he ended up doing, according to the NFL’s rulesbook, was to push the official in the face, according to the AP.

It was Metcalf’s seventh ejection since he entered the league in 2015. With his ejection in the Cardinals’ contest this week, he’s now been ejected three times in nine games this season. While Metcalf, a fourth-year player, has been kicked out of seven games, four of which were in 2017, the five ejections are the most among Seattle players in the NFL this season. Those five ejections are the most by any Seahawks player since 2014.

Speaking to ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Thursday, Metcalf said that he was “going through a rough patch” in his personal life. In the interview, Metcalf said he needed to ask for help and “sort out” his life. According to his former wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Metcalf has been struggling with alcoholism, who is now running a self-esteem support group for NFL players.

The Seahawks hope to get Metcalf back in the lineup this Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

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