New York Jets center Nick Mangold called Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell leaping into the Jets victory formation in an attempt to create a turnover a "dirty play," according to Jane McManus of ESPN.
Jets offensive guard Willie Colon said he thought the play was "BS," according to Bart Hubboch of the New York Post.
With the Steelers down by seven and less than a minute remaining, Mitchell leapt into the formation as the Jets were doing a kneel down, causing quarterback Michael Vick to get up and jump out of the way with the ball.
Mangold, who was at the center of the jump, pushed Mitchell as he flipped over. A brief scuffle then broke out on the field as the clock continued to tick down.
The Jets won the game 20-13, snapping an eight-game losing streak.
- Molly Geary