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Brian Robison Apologizes For Location Of Kick On T.J. Lang, Not The Actual Kick

Despite being pretty hilarious at times and a staple in every slapstick comedy out there - kicks to the groin are just bad news. And while kicking balls has always been a huge part of a football game, Brian Robison of the Minnesota Vikings is a defensive end, not a kicker or punter. So his kick in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers was not only something not defined in the job description of defensive end, it was downright mean, penalty-worthy and probably painful. I'm talking, of course, about the upkick to the groin of Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang

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Well, he's taken to Twitter and apologized for the kick, at the very least:

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My apologies to @tjlang70 , my team, my fans and the @nfl . I am not a dirty player and did not maliciously aim for the groin, just happened to be where it landed.    

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Well ... he seems to be missing the fact that any kick at all is dirty and not allowed, but I suppose that's neither here nor there. What matters is that he did something, and he is apologizing. Again - that's apologizing for kicking Lang in the groin, not kicking him in general, which he still maintains was an act of retaliation to fend off the attacking Lang.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.