After the game, Seattle coach Pete Carroll expressed his disappointment in Diggs’ hit and said he knows to do better and keep his helmet out of tackling. For his part, Diggs reached out to Harry to apologize for the hit afterwards.
N’Keal Harry says Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs reached to him to let him know his hit wasn’t intentional. Harry said it meant a lot to him, even though he never felt the hit (which led to Diggs’ ejection) was intentional. pic.twitter.com/oSUzmCsciI— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 22, 2020
Unfortunately for Diggs, a lack of intent and later, an apology, wasn’t enough for him to avoid a fine from the league. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported on Saturday that Diggs was fined $15,000 by the league for his hit on Harry, which led to an ejection.
Thankfully, Harry came out of the hit healthy, the Seahawks won despite Diggs’ ejection, and hopefully, the team’s centerfielder will avoid similar collisions moving forward. Unfortunately, there’s no getting that $15,000 back.