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Former NFL Player Reacts To Controversial Trent Dilfer Video

Trent Dilfer screaming on the sideline at a game.

BRENTWOOD, TN - AUGUST 21: Head coach Trent Dilfer of Lipscomb Academy instructs his players during a football game against Brentwood Academy on August 21, 2020 in Brentwood, Tennessee. High school football restarted this week across most of Tennessee despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still affecting many parts of the world. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

A former NFL player is among those who have reacted to the controversial video featuring former quarterback Trent Dilfer.

Over the weekend, a video showing Dilfer reaming out one of his high school players on the sideline went viral on social media.

Dilfer, 49, is the head coach at Lipscomb Academy, a private school in the Nashville, Tennessee area. He took over the school's football program in 2019 and has built it into one of the best programs in the state.

The Super Bowl-winning quarterback might've gone too far this weekend, though.

Former NFL offensive lineman Jeff Allen took to Twitter to react.

Allen, 31, was a second round pick out of Illinois in 2012. He played for the Chiefs and the Texans from 2012-19.

Dilfer has since apologized for the behavior.

“I want to address the incident on our sideline during Friday night’s game vs. Independence that has drawn a lot of attention,” Dilfer wrote. “First and foremost, I take full responsibility as the head coach and leader of our team for not de-escalating an emotional situation with one of our players, Beau Dawson. Beau is one of our finest student-athletes and embodies all the characteristics we are looking for in our Mustang players. Beau plays the game with the right kind of passion and is an inspiration to our other players.

“During a moment of frustration in an attempt to get our team to play with more discipline, I unfairly singled Beau out. Somehow Beau Dawson has been portrayed publicly as the culprit in this situation, when in reality I should have been a better leader and shown greater wisdom and discernment in how I handled this incident. Overall, I could not be more proud of Beau and the rest of our team for how they handle the emotional nature of each game they compete in.”