Sunday I posted the most egregious cheap shot of the football season, a blindside spear delivered by Auburn’s Nick Fairley into the back of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray.
Another example of overt dirty play by Fairley came earlier in the game.
After Murray delivered a pass in the first quarter, Fairley took multiple steps before driving the quarterback into the ground. While Murray was on his back, Fairley used his facemask to gouge the chin of the quarterback. Murray’s resulting bloody wound had to be bandaged by Georgia medical personnel.
Certainly that play wasn’t as bad as the spear Fairley delivered to Murray later in the game (above), but the conduct was still unacceptable and was yet another illustration of Fairley’s dirty play during the game and this season.