Reyes sits in a cell while Taylor asks him to explain himself. At first, Reyes pretty much explains what happened that night. Voodoo came in, got them riled up, then the news came on and made everybody even more upset, then Kaster came over and talked bad about the team. Taylor doesn't much care about any of this, telling Reyes that no matter what anyone says, it doesn't give Reyes the right to cause physical harm to that person. Reyes realizes that Taylor might not be the sort to look the other way. He pauses, and you can see the gears working, the instinct of self-preservation and, while I think this is sort of a bum, throw-'im- a-bone story line, Walter Perez adds some nice psychological complexity in the way he plays the hesitation that quickly turns to real outrage at the fake story he comes up with.
He pauses to take a deep breath before he launches into it: "Kaster kid called me a wetback." Buddy pounces on this accusation as quick as Limbaugh on a Kerry gaffe: "Well, that's not right. That's racist is what that is." With this encouragement, Reyes continues embellishing until his version is that he walked outside to get Kaster to apologize, which he wouldn't. Reyes has added some sniffling and snuffling to his faux-racism story, looking plaintively at Coach Taylor to tell him he knows he needs to work on controlling his temper, but that Kaster started it. Buddy is, like, panting in delight in the corner, so easy does it look to get Reyes back on the team. Coach Taylor is, as usual, more conflicted: "You're telling me the truth? You look me in the eyes and tell me you are telling me the truth." Reyes does what is asked of him.