Cary Williams says he 'didn't see the ref' in Super Bowl shoving incident

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Cary Williams claims he "didn't see the ref" during Super Bowl XLVII, when he shoved an official following an Ed Reed interception. Williams was not flagged, and believes the official made the right call.

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams was quite fortunate not to be ejected during Super Bowl XLVII, when the Ravens upset the San Francisco 49ers.

Williams shoved an official during the game, which tends to result in an immediate ejection from the contest. Instead, Williams remained in the game, and wasn't even flagged after shoving an official with both arms.

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Williams appeared on 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. and explained his actions during the Super Bowl -- and told listeners what was going through his mind when he shoved the official.

"It was in the moment, man. It was one of those situations where you let your emotions get the best of you. As far as I'm concerned, I remember my helmet getting ripped off by No. 49 or whatever, and I just reacted. I didn't see the ref; I didn't realize he was there. I just pushed whoever to try to get to him. I just think that with the Baltimore Ravens, I feel like we play aggressively but we play between the whistles. There was a lot of things that was going on outside of the whistles or whatever, and it was frustrating. But at the end of the day, it happened. The ref saw that I wasn't trying to intentionally get him or hurt him or harm him in any way, and I think he played it the right way. He made the right call, he made the right decision. And I just gotta live with that situation."

It's not surprising that Williams agrees with the non-call -- he and the Ravens were beneficiaries.

Williams said he hasn't been contacted by the league regarding a potential fine for the incident. Despite the fact that he wasn't flagged during the game, it's possible that the league will hand Williams a fine.

Last offseason, Williams was suspended two games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, which increases the likelihood that he'll face some sort of discipline from the league.

Even if Williams is fined, it likely won't be a substantial amount, and in the end, he's a Super Bowl champion -- and the beneficiary of a non-call.

An unrestricted free agent, Super Bowl XLVII might have been Williams' last game with the Ravens. It's unlikely that Williams' actions during the Super Bowl will affect his stock in the free agent market -- and a relatively thin cornerback market at that.

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