Video: Mizzou player ejected on controversial hit
Missouri defensive back Anthony Sherrils got ejected in the first quarter for kick catch interference after this hit on the Vanderbilt punt returner.
Twitter immediately buzzed about the play, which the officials upheld after a review, including several Missouri beat writers taking up for Sherrils.
Ruling stands. Sherrils is done for the day. I think Missouri will be sending that one to the league office.
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) October 25, 2014
What a horrible call… How was that interference, non the less targeting on @1Sherrils_2MIZZ #Mizzou #HitStick
— Justin Britt (@JustinBritt68) October 25, 2014
We've officially reached the point where officials are calling targeting if they see a big hit on a "defenseless" player. It's gotta change.
— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) October 25, 2014
Sherrills got his helmet across the player's chest and made contact with his shoulder. Officials blew the call and the review. Terrible.
— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) October 25, 2014
Ruling stands, Sherrils is gone. That's just a crummy call. Clean hit. I like the rule, but not when it's enforced that badly.
— Darren Hellwege (@KBIAHellwege) October 25, 2014
What do you think?