Hasselbeck apologized to Cardinals

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is apologizing to the Arizona Cardinals for saying they should be fined for hard hits against him on Sunday.

Hasselbeck said Monday he still regrets saying shortly after Seattle's 26-20 loss that he was looking forward to the league fining some Cardinals. The quarterback threw three interceptions in the game.

Hasselbeck's apology was in response to a question about Arizona safety Adrian Wilson blitzing free and sacking Hasselbeck in the second quarter. Wilson jumped and his forearms appeared to hit Hasselbeck's head as the quarterback ducked to absorb the blow. Hasselbeck finished the game.

He said the hard hit's effect was no worse than many others he takes.

Wilson was fined $25,000 earlier this season for a hit that knocked Buffalo quarterback Trent Edwards out of a game.

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