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Roman Harper cheap shots Steve Smith in end zone

Posted on: October 9, 2011 2:09 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

A cheap shot by Roman Harper in the first quarter of the Panthers game distracted a bit from an absolutely amazing play between Cam Newton and Steve Smith -- Newton evaded rushers in the pocket, started to take of running, froze right at the line of scrimmage and launched a pass to Smith. Smith elevated, nabbed the ball and took off to the end zone for a 54-yard touchdown.

As Smith was standing still in the end zone after the score, Harper came flying in and launched at Smith, knocking him the ground. A melee ensued in the end zone between a number of Panthers and Saints, but it was broken up without any real damage.

However, you can all but guarantee that Harper, who probably should have been ejected for such a cheap shot, gets fined by the NFL this week.

Additionally, don't be surprised if several members of each team is fined for their actions in the near-brawl that took place in the end zone -- Smith ended up throwing Malcolm Jenkins to the ground by his facemask and Newton ran up to try and break up the fight.

Most notably, it's continually surprising how the officials are reluctant to throw players out of games for blatant cheapshots.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:29 am
 

Roman Harper cheap shots Steve Smith in end zone




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Since: Oct 22, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Roman Harper cheap shots Steve Smith in end zone

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Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:50 am
 

Roman Harper cheap shots Steve Smith in end zone

If that was a QB, the guy would have been flagged and fined $25k



Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:00 am
 

Roman Harper cheap shots Steve Smith in end zone

Well Pom since i obviously have a computer, and i happen to know what youtube is, i have seen the play before i stated that ive seen similar hits not get flagged. As to the statement that Smith had all but stopped running he did that 5 yds before the endzone. If any one shoulda been flagged for that play and made themselves look like an ass it's Smith who went after Jenkins (who had nothing to do with that play).



Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Roman Harper cheap shots Steve Smith in end zone

to be honest that hit wasnt too late Steve Smith was only 1-2 steps in the endzone because he had slowed down a lot towards he end of the run. I have seen similar hits not get flagged.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Roman Harper cheap shots Steve Smith in end zone

Steve Smith is a thug and he desrved that hit.  He showed his true colors by assaulting Malcolm Jenkins who had nothing to do with the play.  
Most idiotic thing I've ever read in a while. I get that you're a Saints fan, but get your head out of your a$$ and let's try and be objective dip$h1t.


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