Unlike Peter Pan, DK Metcalf plans to grow out of his fighting phase.
The Seattle Seahawks' 23-year-old wideout was ejected late in Sunday's shutout loss in Green Bay after getting into an altercation with a couple of Packers players. It marked the third time this season Metcalf was called into coach Pete Carroll's office for extracurriculars.
"Me and (Carroll) have talked like three times, I think I have had an outburst three times this year, so we have talked three times and the conversation has always gotten better," Metcalf said, per the team's official website. "I'm a passionate player and I'm never going to back down from anything. He understands that, but at the same time, I'm starting to become a leader on this team, and I've got to grow up and continue to get better. I know that I'm still a work in progress. I don't like to use my age as an excuse, but sometimes I forget that I'm 23 years old. I have to continue to grow each day and the mistakes are going to get fixed."
Aside from Sunday's blow-up, Metcalf has also been fined for his interactions with Saints corner Marshon Lattimore, got into a social-media spat with Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe, and picked up a taunting penalty in the season opener.