White doesn't regret Towel stomp

Updated: September 7, 2009, 2:13 PM ET
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Apparently, LenDale White doesn't think stomping on the Terrible Towel last season was so, well, terrible.

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White, who was among several Titans who stomped on the Steelers' signature towel following last year's 31-14 rout of Pittsburgh at LP Field, said he would do it again given the chance.

"If it happens to be there, I'm going to stomp all over that [pause], man," the running back told reporters after practice Sunday. "If there's a towel in the stands, I will stomp on it. I don't care who gets mad. ... If they throw a towel at me, I'm going to kick it and stomp all over it. If they don't want their towel stomped on, keep it out my face."

The incident sparked controversy last season after White and teammate Keith Bulluck celebrated clinching the AFC's top seed by stomping on the Terrible Towel. Defensive end Jevon Kearse also was caught on camera pretending to use one to blow his nose.

The Titans face the Steelers at Heinz Field in the NFL's season opener on Thursday, Sept. 10. And while White told reporters he expects the atmosphere to be a "loud one, a loud, mean, evil one," Kearse said it's time to move on.

"Iím not even paying attention to that anymore. It happened. Itís in the past," Kearse said, according to The Nashville City Paper. "That was last season. It happened last season, so what? If they want to use that as motivation, let them go ahead and use that as motivation. I mean, rah, rah, rah. We stomped on a towel, so what? Thatís what we were supposed to do in our house."

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