Smoke Monday ejected after controversial targeting call
Smoke Monday is a key player in the secondary for the Auburn Tigers. Now, he’ll miss the rest of the game on Saturday afternoon against Georgia.
Why? He was called for a targeting penalty against Georgia QB Stetson Bennett IV during the second quarter of Saturday’s contest.
You can see the somewhat controversial call below. Upon review, it was confirmed as targeting:
The Smoke Monday targeting call. Monday was ejected. pic.twitter.com/8sRXCAmtcw
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When the quarterback is running, he is no longer afforded the same protections he is when he’s in the pocket. Still, Monday made helmet-to-helmet contact with the crown of his helmet hitting Bennett’s.
How will that impact the rest of the game? We’ll find out over the next 2.5 quarters, but it’s definitely a big loss for the Auburn defense.