Reels (83, foreground) had to be helped off the field.
Now for the really crazy part. (video after the jump)
The same official had called Dugan for tripping earlier in the game on a play that cost the Vikings a touchdown.
With the obvious payback, I have a feeling Dugan’s going to be facing a serious suspension for the hit on Reels.
I’m thinking he could be looking at more than just a one-game suspension. If I was Roger Goodell, I’d suspend Dugan for four games without pay because, again, the shot was clearly deliberate. Dugan ignores a pursuing Steeler and when he reached Reels, extended his arms to push the official to the ground. Blatant.
You don’t want to set a precedent in this situation, if you’re going to err, it should be on making punishment too harsh.
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