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In the seconds after Joshua Morgan's unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Sunday that wound up contributing to the Washington Redskins' loss to the St. Louis Rams, teammates had to go through the range of emotions. Frustration turned to empathy quickly. Morgan didn't get a sense of understanding from some people on Twitter, who instead insulted him and threatened his life and his family.
The damage caused by the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Joshua Morgan committed at the end of the Washington Redskins' loss to St. Louis on Sunday can't be undone, but the gaffe can be used as a learning tool going forward.
Every time something bad has happened to the Washington Redskins in recent years, it's cost them one way or another. A starter has gotten hurt — and there's been nobody to replace him with. Or somebody has fumbled or thrown a pick or committed some other on-field blunder — and it's crippled their chances to win a game.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan was penalized 15 yards for throwing the ball at St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan with 1:18 remaining in a 3-point game, pushing the Redskins out of field-goal range in a 31-28 loss.