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.
(See the video at www.philly.com/philly/video/vick_kick.html.)
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."