During Sunday's game, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick made a great run in the third quarter when he dashed 31 yards around left end on a third and 10.

But after he wisely ran out of bounds near the Washington bench to avoid a big hit, he made the mistake of kicking a loose ball that nearly hit a nearby Redskins cheerleader.

After he did it, he held his hand over his heart to show he was sorry. Then, after the game, he issued a formal apology.

"It was very inappropriate to kick the ball. Sorry about that. I apologize to the cheerleaders," Vick said. "That was a very bad gesture, and I came out and let my emotions get the best of me."

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