Redskins Rookie LB Perry Riley Comments On Critical Penalty

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    Redskins rookie linebacker Perry Riley provided perhaps the most crucial play in Sunday's 17-13 loss to Minnesota, blocking Vikings defensive lineman Everson Griffen in the back and thus negating a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown by Washington's Brandon Banks. Riley initially declined to speak to reporters in the Redskins' locker room, and he left FedEx Field without commenting. But public relations director Tony Wyllie later convinced him to answer a couple of questions on a conference call. Wen asked what happened, Riley replied: "It was a return to the left side of the field. I was trying to get position on my man. Banks did a good job setting the dude up. I thought I hit him on his shoulder rather than his back. Apparently I hit him on his back. The call was made. Of course, I felt bad about it. It was all in good spirit. I was thinking positive on the play. It turned out bad on my part, but that's something that I will fix. I feel terrible for the situation."

    Source: Washington Post