Los Angeles Chargers star security and defensive captain Darwin James Jr. was despatched off after a harmful hit on Indianapolis Colts’ unsuspecting receiver Ashton Durin.
When Durin caught a cross from Colts quarterback Nick Foles, James was proper there to satisfy him earlier than the first-down marker. Nonetheless, he took the lead with the helmet crown and blasted Durin in his head/neck space.
If there was ever an instance of a success the NFL was attempting to get out of the league, it was it.
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James was flagged for pointless roughness, a 15-yard penalty, and it was dominated the hit deserved an ejection.
Whereas Durin was despatched to the Colts’ locker room to be checked for a head harm, James appeared a little bit limp as he tried to rise up after the hit. Despatched to a medical tent on the Chargers’ sidelines.
Durin was finally dominated out the remainder of the sport with a concussion.
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Simply two performs earlier than the hit, James gave the Colts one other 15 yards after ripping receiver Michael Pittman Jr.’s facemask off throughout a deal with.
The NFL has made policing these hits to the pinnacle a precedence in latest seasons, particularly amongst seen and pointless tackles comparable to trolls on passer calls.
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There have been some questionable calls this season, however this was a consensus penalty.
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James is a key member of the Chargers’ protection, having 106 tackles, 4 sacks, 4 passes defended and two pressured fumbles in 12 video games this season.
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