Minnesota WR Mike Brown-Stephens Knocked Out Cold by a Big Hit

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SJ - September 3, 2021

One of America's favorite debates is front and center again this week.  No I'm not talking about abortion, I'm talking about targeting.  Social media was buzzing last night after a huge hit knocked a player out during the Ohio State-Minnesota game.

A violent collision between Minnesota wide receiver Mike Brown-Stephens and an Ohio State defender left Brown-Stephens facedown on the ground, knocked out cold.  He would get up and walk off the field under his own power.

The hit led to a meeting of the minds on social media because it was not called for targeting and not reviewed for targeting.

The letter of the rule guys are the worst.  I don't see this as targeting.  Did they happen to touch helmets?  Yes they did, but the forcible contact was to the receiver's shoulder.  The hit went through the shoulder and their helmets kissed a little after that.

I'm saying this and I hate Ohio State.  Stop siding on the side of targeting.


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