Pollard was noticeably upset about the penalties, and after the game he said that the taunting call came after one of the Colts’ assistant coaches called him a vulgar name.
“When a coach says something to me, I got to walk away, and if a player pushed me I got to walk away,” Pollard said. “But that’s hard for us as men, when someone pushes you, when someone challenges you, when you’re in the moment already, your first thing to do is respond. I got to be smart. I can’t hurt our team to give their offense 15 yards.”
“You gotta watch what you say,” Pollard said. “You don’t talk to players like that. I don’t care. You gotta respect everybody around the league. You respect them as a man. You don’t sit there and curse and demean somebody just because you got a big hit.
“I just think to see his eyes buck wide open when I walked up to him, that was just enough for me. You gotta watch what you say. You gotta respect people. You gotta understand that you’re dealing with me, you’re not dealing with no little boys, you got to respect everybody out there.”