“I don’t really know what to do with it,” Reed said after the game on Sunday. “I thought it was a decent hit. He got up from it. I think Cruz got up.”
Reed is no stranger to fines for illegal hits, and was suspended for one-game earlier this season for a brutal hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. The suspension was overturned, but Reed was still fined $50,000.
The hit on Cruz drew a flag and a 15-yard penalty for hitting a defenseless player in the head and neck area. A league spokesman confirmed that was the right call on the field (obviously), although some have argued it was a clean hit.
In the 1980's the hit was clean. Here in 2012 under NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the hit was as dirty as they come.
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