If you’ve played football or watch a lot of it, you know being on the bottom of a pile is an unpleasant thing as it is. It’s even worse when a defender tries to add something a little extra to things and cross the line while doing so.
That happened late Saturday night as No. 19 San Diego State was leading Northern Illinois. Star tailback and the nation’s second leading rusher Rashaad Penny was tackled on a rather routine run in the first quarter and got stuck under several Huskies defenders. That’s when linebacker Antonio Jones-Davis decided to not only pile on, but stick his hand inside of Penny’s facemask and poke him in the eye as you can see below:
Shockingly the play wasn’t even flagged as it seemed all of the officials missed it despite a clear view for the cameras and Penny running off holding his eyes.
We’re sure the folks back in the MAC conference office saw the post-play festivities however and have probably already written up a statement announcing the suspension of Jones-Davis for release by the time the team lands back at home. There’s no reason to do such a terrible thing after the play was over and the linebacker will certainly be paying for it against Kent State next weekend (if not longer).
Luckily for the Aztecs, Penny returned to action and appears to be the focal point of the team’s offense once again.