Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Eric LeGrand doesn't believe that Jadeveon Clowney's hit is 'illegal'

After word spread Monday that Jadeveon Clowney's tackle versus Michigan last season would have been ruled illegal under the new college football rules in place for 2013, and Clowney would probably have been ejected from the game, one man who knows about hard hits came to the defense of the South Carolina star's helmet-popping play.

Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who is still paralyzed after breaking his neck during a game in 2010, believes that Clowney’s hit was perfectly legal. If anyone could be a spokesperson for more football safety rules, it's LeGrand. So if he is arguing that Clowney’s hit should be considered fair play, then maybe the ACC's Coordinator of Officials Doug Rhoads should see his point of view.

The courageous LeGrand tweeted his brutally honest thoughts on the new rules Tuesday.

1 comment:

  1. This is outrageous. He is paralyzed because of a hit probably ruining his life not only his career. At least stand up and oppose the hit. It was obviously not fair if it led to a broken neck.