Rams safety that lit up Emmanuel Sanders was not fined
Emmanuel Sanders has been having fun all week after taking a huge shot from Rodney McLeod Jr. a safety from St. Louis Rams. Someone posted on his wikipedia page that he had died, and Sanders even went a little further saying he was in heaven (taking a picture with women). While it was a fun gesture, it was ruled a clean hit by the NFL.
Sanders was not mad about the hit, but McLeod Jr. did get away without having to pay a fine.
“I think it was a legal hit. Obviously, [McLeod] didn’t hit me in the head or lead with the head. He hit me with the shoulder. But in terms of the intentions of targeting, I feel like the guy could have had an opportunity to go for the ball, but I think his intentions the whole time were to come over and deliver a blow. That’s the only thing that I’m not too happy about,” Sanders said, via ESPN.com. “I feel like the National Football League, although it is a violent game, you’re also supposed to protect your brother. And most free safeties, they like interceptions. Obviously, his intent was to try and make a statement, and I guess he did.”
He sure did make a statement, many people did not even know who Rodney McLeod was.