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.
Videos after the jump.
If you follow Ochocinco on Twitter, you may have realized that the shot by Lewis might not have been entirely coincidental.
On Saturday, Ochocinco Tweeted a link to a video of Lewis manhandling the receiver in a game in 2007, with the accompanying message: “this will not happen to me again, I’ve gained 15 pounds since this play!!!”
Bad Idea Dept.: Aisle one, top shelf:
That might’ve been somewhat of a playful comment to some of us. But apparently not to one person that mattered, Lewis.
More like waving a blood-colored cape in front of a two-ton Texas Longhorn.