Broncos' Kareem Jackson ejected after vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Commanders' Logan Thomas

23:33 17.09.2023

NFL to Review Violent Hit on Logan Thomas by Kareem Jackson

In a game between the Denver Broncos and the Washington Commanders, Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson delivered a violent hit on Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas that has sparked controversy and raised concerns about player safety. The NFL has announced that they will be reviewing the hit to determine if further punishment is necessary.

The incident occurred in the second quarter when Thomas was coming across the middle in the end zone. Jackson, known for his aggressive style of play, came in with a high hit that left Thomas lying on the ground for several minutes. Team trainers had to assist Thomas in leaving the field, and he was later ruled out after being evaluated for a concussion.

The hit resulted in a penalty for unnecessary roughness for Jackson, who was subsequently ejected from the game. This is not the first time Jackson has come under scrutiny for his on-field behavior. Just a week prior, he was fined $14,189 for a hit on Jakobi Meyers of the Las Vegas Raiders that left Meyers with a concussion. Jackson's repeated involvement in such incidents has raised questions about his approach to the game and the potential risk he poses to other players.

Following the hit on Meyers, Jackson expressed his concern for the injured player, stating, "I just want to say I hope he's alright. Obviously we don't play this game to hurt guys. It's a tough sport we play. Unfortunately stuff like that happens. Definitely sending my thoughts and prayers to him." However, the recent hit on Thomas raises doubts about the sincerity of Jackson's remorse.

Despite the controversy surrounding the hit, the game continued, and the Broncos ultimately fell to the Commanders with a close score of 35-33. Denver quarterback Russell Wilson made a valiant last-ditch effort in the final seconds of the game, connecting with Brandon Johnson on a wild 50-yard pass that brought the Broncos within two points. However, they failed to convert on the subsequent two-point conversion, resulting in a loss for the team.

Prior to his injury, Thomas had recorded two catches for 22 yards, contributing to the Commanders' offensive efforts. The hit from Jackson abruptly ended his game and raised concerns about the long-term implications for his health and wellbeing.

The NFL's decision to review the hit reflects the league's commitment to player safety and their dedication to enforcing penalties for dangerous plays. As the investigation unfolds, it remains to be seen what consequences Jackson may face for his actions. The incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing debate surrounding player safety in the NFL and the importance of holding players accountable for their actions on the field.

/ Sunday, September 17, 2023, 11:33 PM /

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