Here’s a photo montage and video of Ray Lewis decapitating Chad Ochocinco with a vicious, despicable hit that sent Ochocinco’s helmet flying.
(Ochocinco got a de-cleat instead of a re-Tweet from Lewis)
With the pass to Ochocinco wildly overthrown, it was an egregious cheap shot by Lewis. Hopefully he’ll be fined as much as a game check. I was really disappointed in the postgame media coverage of the play, as I heard very little concern over what might be the cheapest shot of the season. Ochocinco was inches away from a career-ending catastrophe.
But despite his narrowly escaping serious injury at the hands of an unthinking Lewis, Ochocinco was in no mood to hold a grudge after the game, even imploring sending Roger Goodell a message, via Twitter, not to punish Lewis: “@nflcommish please don’t fine Ray Lewis Mr. Roger Goodell, it was a clean hit, it’s part of the game, save the fines for me, Esteban out.“
(Bad Idea Dept.: Ochocinco (playfully?) taunted Lewis on Saturday)
While it didn’t appear Ochocinco took a severe blow to the head, those comments would indicate otherwise.
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