Cards scout shoved by Falcons assistant coach

Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-28 16:53:44-05

Former NFL linebacker and current Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox has apologized for shoving an Arizona Cardinals scout at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Friday, according to ProFootballTalk. 

"I intend to apologize to the young man for the incident that happened last night during the interview process. It shouldn't have happened," Cox, a three-time Pro Bowler who played for five NFL teams from 1991-2002, told ProFootballTalk.

The incident happened when the Falcons' interview time with a player was up, at which time the Cardinals were to have a chance to interview that same player.

"The Cardinals scout was waiting to escort the player to the Arizona interview room. Cox confronted the Cardinals scout with some verbal not-so-niceties," ProFootballTalk reported.

"Cox then shoved the Cardinals employee. It did not escalate beyond that."

The Cardinals have yet to comment on the incident.

"In theory, the NFL could take action against Cox under the Personal Conduct Policy for shoving an employee of another team," ProFootballTalk said.