This is why player safety rules exist.
With the Sunday night game tied 7-7 late in the first quarter, the Patriots gambled on fourth-and-3 from the Seahawks’ 30-yard line. Quarterback Cam Newton looked to Harry over the middle and connected 12 yards downfield.
Harry hauled in the pass, and Diggs met him with a direct helmet-to-helmet blow.
Ugly hit from Seahawks safety
Harry somehow held onto the ball and immediately got up off the turf from the violent head shot. Yellow flags were thrown. After a brief discussion, officials announced that Diggs was ejected, and the Seahawks were docked a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
Harry stayed in the game, and the Patriots scored a go-ahead touchdown on a Newton run three plays later.
It’s remarkable that Harry didn’t suffer an injury on the play. Regardless, Diggs should expect to hear from NFL headquarters this week.
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