During a spring game over the weekend, Auburn defensive back Jonathan Mincy was ejected from a friendly spring game after he crushed his fellow teammate and receiver Dimitri Reese on a screen play with a devastating and illegal hit.
Mincy was flagged for the illegal hit above the shoulders and the defense was hit with a 15-yard penalty. His teammate remained on the field writhing in pain for several minutes.
It really isn’t often that a player is thrown out of a spring game in the first place, much less for an illegal hit on his own teammate.
The Yahoo! Sports blog “Dr. Saturday” explains the rule:
Rule 9-1-4 is stringent and doesn’t just deal with helmet-t0-helmet hits. The rule states: “No player shall target and initiate contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent with the helmet, forearm, fist, elbow or shoulder. When in question, it is a foul.” Starting in 2013, the hits can be reviewed by video to determine if a player should be ejected, and those ejections can bleed into the next game if the foul occurs in the second half.
You may disagree with the rule and think Mincy’s hit was just good solid football, but the rules are the rules. Reese eventually was able to walk off the field on his own, though he’ll probably have one eye down-field the next time his name is called on a screen play.
A tiger briefly escaped at the Shrine Circus in Salina, Kan., on Saturday night.
No one was injured, but the tiger did give a woman a fright when the two found themselves face-to-furry-face in the ladies' room.
According to the Salina Journal, Jenna Krehbiel had just finished watching the big cat show when she excused herself to visit the restroom. Around that same time, one of the cats managed to escape and wandered into the restroom ahead of her.
"I went in to use the bathroom, and a lady came in to get her daughter out and said there was a tiger loose," Krehbiel told the Salina Journal. "I didn't know it was in the bathroom, and I walked in the (open) door, which closed right after I had walked in. I saw the tiger; it was at most two feet in front of me, and I turned around calmly and walked back toward the door. Someone opened the door and said, 'Get out.'"
Time to start laughing again!
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