A Day After Rams Blow, Randy Gregory Affirms Punching Incident Does Not Reflect His Character as Suspension Heat Rises in Broncos

Published 12/27/2022, 8:30 AM EST

USA Today via Reuters

The Los Angeles Rams blew out the Denver Broncos in their Week 16 clash on Christmas day. But the game turned into a boxing match, leading to two suspensions. One of the suspended players, the Broncos OLB Randy Gregory, has issued an apology to the fans. He has affirmed that the punching incident does not reflect his character.

The suspension heat is rising in the Broncos’ country. Most of the fans are not happy with the player’s conduct. That has led to an apology from Gregory.

An apology from Randy Gregory 


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Randy Gregory has apologized for his actions during the game against the Rams. In a statement to the Broncos’ country, Gregory said that the game was full of emotions and disappointment. He also wants to finish the season on a high and be a part of the solution at Denver. According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Gregory will appeal against his suspension.

The NFL suspended both Gregory and the Rams’ offensive lineman Oday Aboushi for Week 17 without pay. This comes after the duo exchanged punches post the clash between the Broncos and the Rams. Both the players exchanged heated words before Gregory threw a punch. Aboushi retaliated but got pushed into the Rams QB Baker Mayfield in the middle of an interview.


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Tensions were high after the game ended in a blowout for the Broncos. Mayfield, playing just his third game for the Rams, led the offense to post a shocking 51 points in the game. Such a huge loss coupled with a player suspension angered the Broncos fanbase.

The Broncos country heats up

Many fans directed their anger against the team toward Randy Gregory. Reacting to his statement, the fans outlined their disappointment regarding his behavior.

A fan asked Gregory why he hasn’t included the person he punched in the apology.

This fan wants accountability from the Broncos players.

A fan wants to know the basis on which the OLB will appeal his suspension.

The Broncos country does not forget Russell Wilson in any conversation.


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Punching incident aside, Christmas day sucked all the festive mood out of Denver. The Broncos QB Russell Wilson put up another dreadful performance as the Rams ran riot at the SoFi Stadium. Wilson threw three interceptions as the reigning Super Bowl champions thrashed their hosts 51-14.


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The Broncos have two games to end the season on a high, but can they? Not by putting up this kind of show at least. And they will have to do it without HC Nathaniel Hackett, who has been fired. 

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.

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