Alejandro Villanueva, a former Military Ranger and the only Pittsburgh Steeler seen standing during the national anthem on Sunday against the Chicago Has, told reporters he “ unintentionally” threw his teammates under the coach.
In a news conference on Mon, Villanueva said it was never area of the plan to be out on the field on your own and that he accidentally ran beyond the boundary, according to CBS Pittsburgh .
He told reporters which he had asked Steelers’ quarterback Bill Roethlisberger if he could lead the particular team out of the tunnel with the boat captains, but the plan was messed up because of confusion at the end of the tunnel, reviews said.
“ When we came out of the locker room into that tunnel, it had been a very small area. There was the flag or something coming from the field so there were a bunch of Has fans, coming off the field keeping that going in front of us, therefore it kind of held us up, ” he said.
While Villanueva kept operating, the team stayed back in the canal.
“ I made my teammates appears bad, and that’ s the fault, and my fault just, ” Villanueva said. “ All of us as a team tried to figure it out there, but obviously butchered it. ”