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Sellers apologizes

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Mike Sellers apologized today for tossing the American flag aside during Friday’s pregame introductions.

The 34-year-old Pro Bowl fullback, as the last player introduced, came running onto the field holding the flag before letting it go as he reached his teammates. Rookie linebacker Robert Henson quickly picked up the stars and stripes.

“I meant no disrespect,” Sellers said. “I made a mistake.”

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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