Chicago Bears special teams stars Devin Hester and Robbie Gould appeared to be upset at each other following a long kick-off return from New York Giants returner Jerrel Jernigan. Both Gould and Hester were exchanging words on the sideline and appeared to be in an argument. It seemed like Hester was berating Gould for a poor kick-off, and so it was interesting to see if Hester had started something with Gould over the play.
But as fully expected, there’s nothing brewing between the two. ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson has quotes from both players stating that any conflict was resolved.
Kicker Robbie Gould said, “I love Devin like a little brother. It was just [that] my emotions got in the way. I was at fault. I was the wrong party in that. I love him like a brother. Once it was over, it was over.
“I let my emotions get the best of me. I’m a competitor just like he is. We both want to win. I don’t want to put my teammates in a situation where I hit a [bad] kickoff like I did. There are no hard feelings. It’s like a fight with your little brother.”
That was an absolutely classy thing for Gould to say; big props to him.
Now Hester’s return, “We’re just trying to get better and trying to pump each other up. Everything is cool, most definitely.”
So yeah, definitely just friends having a brief exchange of words.