Broncos Plummer gives fans the bird

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    Plummer flashes obscene gesture at jeering fan
    Eddie Pells / Associated Press
    Posted: 2 hours ago

    DENVER (AP) - Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer flashed an obscene gesture toward the stands Sunday after throwing a first-quarter interception and getting jeered in Denver's 20-17 victory over Miami.

    "I apologize for that to our fans and everyone," Plummer said. "It wasn't directed to our fans. One guy got into my head a little bit. It shouldn't be that way."
    Plummer finished 16-for-30 with two interceptions. He has no touchdowns and six interceptions in the last two games and has been the target of non-stop criticism recently in Denver.

    Last week, former teammate Shannon Sharpe ripped into him, although Plummer said he hadn't heard the comments and labeled them nothing more than "Chinook winds blowing off the mountains."

    He wasn't able to turn a deaf ear to the fans, however.

    The interception came on a sidearm throw that was nabbed by Dolphins defensive end Jay Williams, the fourth defensive lineman to pick him off this season. After the play, TV cameras caught Plummer putting his middle finger behind his head while sitting on the bench, without turning around.

    "I'm not going to lie and say I didn't do it," Plummer said. "I've never done that before. It was one of those things where I got caught up in the emotion of a big game, and my emotions got the best of me."

    Plummer wouldn't reveal what the fan said to rile him.

    "He didn't say "'Good job,"' Plummer said. "On the road you just block them out, and when you are at home you don't like it, but all you can do is try to go out there and reverse it and make them cheer for you. That's all you can do."

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