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Old 10-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #22
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Default Re: Sooner or later, the league will suspend Ryan Clark

Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
clarks hit was boarderline bush league but its his job to instill fear in the ball cather/carrier.

if a runner falls to the ground, a defender can legally touch him down or spear him in the back of the head/neck with all his might.

the player showing sportsmanship will simply conserve energy (and reduce possible self inflicted injury) and simply tag the runner down.
Yes, I agree that Clark is a hitter and he rides the line. As a Steeler fan I can try and defend that hit, but as an objective football fan...I can honestly say that was a penalty.

As for other calls like Wallace getting mugged on that goal line route or Ike getting flagged because Maclin grabbed him...........the replacement refs might not have got those wrong.
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