The NFL hardly concealed the rule change that allowed game officials to expel players for blows from helmet to helmet. The revision was finalized in May, when Troy Vincent, vice president of NFL football operations, outlined the ejection criteria in a clear tweet:
But the Carolina Panthers' safety, Eric Reid, looked a little confused as to why he was sent off for targeting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after Thursday's thump.
"I did not even know you could be ejected," Reid said after the match, according to the team's website. "The referees said that I was targeting him, with which I do not agree."
Panthers coach Ron Rivera was in agreement with his player.
"I do not think it was justified, but really not, I do not think he hit it hard enough to expel him," he said. "They are trying to protect the quarters, he was high."
Here is an excerpt from the tube and the explanation of Reid's expulsion from NFL Chief Officer Al Riveron:
According to QuirkyResearch.com, Reid was the third defensive player to be sent off for this sort of thing this season. In week 1, Shawn Williams, a Bengal security player, was banned in the locker room. for a shot on quarterback Colts Andrew Luck, who dipped head first at the time. A week later, Damontae Kazee, a member of the Falcons security team, was ejected for diving into the sliding quarterback of the Panthers, Cam Newton.
Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick on their knees at the national anthem during their stint in San Francisco, signed with the Panthers as a free agent at the end of September after being overtaken by the rest of the league. the training camp and the first part of the match. regular season. He told reporters that the NFL had randomly selected him for a drug test after the match.
"It's like the fifth time since I've been here" he said. "They will not take me on anything."
As explained by Yahoo, the NFL randomly selects 10 players from each team for post-game drug testing (players are chosen via computer program). NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday that drug testing procedures in the league were overseen by an independent director, appointed jointly by the league and the players' union.
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