"I was protecting a teammate," Irvin said, per 710 ESPN Radio. "Emotions flew. I saw somebody hit Mike Bennett so I went ahead, backed up my brother. I went about it wrong. Emotions were flying high, and I apologize, but if it happened again, I will protect my teammate. That's just how it is."
Gronkowski was the most prominent Patriot involved, tossing aside one Seahawk with a shove to the head before getting hit by Irvin in the face and tackled by defensive lineman Michael Bennett.
UPDATE: Irvin took to twitter to apologize for his actions on Monday.