T.J. Yeldon apologizes for unsportsmanlike conduct penalty

Yeldon's throat-slashing gesture drew a penalty and the ire of his coach
Yeldon's throat-slashing gesture drew a penalty and the ire of his coach. (USATSI)

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon issued an apology on Monday after he was called for unsportsmanlike conduct during Saturday's game.

After scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of Alabama's thrilling win over Texas A&M on Saturday, Yeldon mocked Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel by making a "show me the money" gesture that Manziel and the Aggies have used. He then did a double throat-slashing gesture.

And, as you'd expect, Nick Saban wasn't exactly pleased with it, telling CBS' Tracy Wolfson "that's not us. That's not our program. That's not what we do."

"I want to apologize to everyone for my selfish actions on Saturday," Yeldon via release. "That is not the way I want to represent myself, my family and our team.

"That is not the way we do things at Alabama. This is something that I will learn from, and I will use better judgment in the future."

Considering that Yeldon finished the game with 149 rushing yards and the Tide won, I'm pretty sure Alabama fans have already forgiven him.

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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