Texas A&M cornerback Deshazor Everett was ejected from the Aggies’ season openeer on Saturday for this hit on a Rice player. According to officials, Everett was “targeting” the player, or launching himself at him despite knowing the play was incomplete.
It’s a questionable call considering football is a game of split-second decisions and the hit itself was pretty clean (Everett appeared to lead with his shoulder, not his head). I understand where the rule is coming from but if players continue to get ejected on plays like this, I don’t think it’s good for the game. Penalize, don’t eject.
UPDATE: Oregon’s Terrence Mitchell was just ejected for targeting on this play as well. This one makes a whole lot more sense. Defenseless player, defender leading with the helmet. Dangerous play.
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