Pats' Danny Amendola flagged for laying out Chiefs player on legal hit
Danny Amendola isn't known as a dirty player but Twitter exploded after he laid out the Chiefs' Jamell Fleming during this second-quarter punt return.
Danny Amendola personal foul on this hit. pic.twitter.com/Oa6yMW5jQ4— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) January 16, 2016
Amendola, who was the punt returner on the play, was flagged for unnecessary roughness. But according to the rules, Fleming is afforded no such protection, and as such, there shouldn't have been a penalty on the play.
Here's Mike Pereira, the former NFL VP of officiating who now works for FOX Sports:
@MikePereira so are we just ignoring the punch he threw after?— Vinn Bergamotto (@tr38ocho) January 16, 2016
If Vontaze Burfict did that he'd be thrown in jail— Nick Kostos (@TheKostos) January 16, 2016
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