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Justin Tucker made his biggest mistake thus far in the kicking battle.
He hit Joe Flacco’s wife in the head.
Here’s how this scandalous story (sarcasm) played out:
It was family day at training camp, bringing scads of employees’ little ones to the sideline, including Dana Flacco and baby Stephen.
It was a hot day, so Dana called it quits a little early and wheeled Stephen back from the field. But she walked behind the field goal posts at just the wrong time.
Tucker was practicing kicks from the sideline as the rest of the team was on the other end of the field. It’s a high-difficulty, extreme angle kick.
Tucker squeezed it through the uprights and DOINK!
Like a trooper, Dana shook off the kick as if nothing happened. What would you expect from the wife of a quarterback who hasn’t missed a game in his four-year career? Little Stephen was unfazed and the two went about their way.
Tucker immediately ran over to apologize, not even knowing who it was that he hit. I can’t imagine what he thought once he realized what he’d done.
Flacco’s reaction was priceless.
He gave Tucker a hard time, laughed about the whole thing and made jokes about making a call to General Manager Ozzie Newsome.
Tucker was extremely embarrassed and said he felt terrible before scurrying off into the locker room. Despite going 13-for-13 on field-goal attempts in practice, it was not the best day for Tucker.