Kareem Jackson, a Denver Broncos safety, was suspended for two games following a recent game against the Minnesota Vikings. During the game, he made a play on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs that almost resulted in a disaster. The big hit led to a fumble and Dobbs went to the medical tent, but he didn’t miss any plays. According to Terry McAulay, an NFL rules analyst, the hit should have resulted in a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection.
Despite there being no penalty during the game, the NFL has stated that they will be reviewing Jackson’s hit for possible disciplinary action. This season alone, Jackson has already accrued a fine of $89,670 for illegal hits. In an Associated Press interview, Jackson stated that his instincts and preparation make him the type of player to be in high-impact situations and that this style of play is unlikely to change anytime soon.
The recent Vikings game was just another example of Jackson’s unique playing style, which involves taking risks and making big hits. Although he was fortunate enough to avoid penalties during this game, it’s clear that his actions have consequences both on and off the field. It remains to be seen what kind of discipline Jackson will face for his latest actions, but one thing is certain – he won’t let anything change the way he plays football.