Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo posted a series of Twitter messages Sunday critical of the Patriots during their victory over the Texans.
“New England does some suspect stuff on offense. Can’t really respect it. Comparable to a cheap shot b4 a fight,’’ Ayanbadejo tweeted.
Other postings included: “Are you watching the game Pats vs. Texans? If so you see the hurry snap offense catch em b4 they set up. It’s a gimmick,’’ and, “You know the same organization that did spygate and cut a guy the day b4 the Super Bowl.’’
Predictably, Ayanbadejo backtracked Monday and posted an apology on his Twitter account.
“I made selfish comments on twitter last night that reflected poorly upon myself, my teammates, and the organization. For that I apologize,’’ he tweeted.
Patriots players declined to comment on the matter.
“I have no response to that,’’ said running back Shane Vereen. “We’ll play ’em on Sunday.”
Vereen, who scored his first three postseason touchdowns Sunday, joined Roger Craig and Ricky Watters as the only players in NFL history to score on a pair of TD receptions and a TD run in the same postseason game.
Nick Cafardo of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Michael Vega can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.