Dez Bryant said he was crying at the end of the gut-wrenching Dallas Cowboys loss to the Green Bay Packers–a game that saw the Cowboys’ massive lead evaporate after halftime.
Bryant received criticism on Twitter, with many calling him a diva and a baby.
“I was wrong. It didn’t have anything to do with my teammates. I just … I couldn’t watch Green Bay kneel the ball down on the field after a tough loss like that,” he told ESPN on Monday.
“I was very emotional. I cried when I got into the locker room. I didn’t want to show that stuff on the sideline,” he said.
The Cowboys wide receiver had 11 catches for a 153 yards and a touchdown in the 37-36 loss.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he would speak with Bryant.
“I understand why to a certain extent,” Garrett said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “They’re kneeling the ball, the game essentially is over. He’s an emotional guy. We’re all very emotional about what we do.
“But he needs to stay out on the field and I’ll address that with him today. And just explain why it’s important to do that, and he’ll understand,” he added.