Tampa Bay full-back Ndamukong Suh accused LA Rams midfielder Matthew Stafford of kicking him during their Group Stage game, but did Stafford really kick him?
The winners of the Bucs vs Rams will face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Conference championship game.
During the game at Raymond James Stadium, an incident between Suh and Stafford caught the eye of officials in the first half.
Suh accused Stafford of kicking him as they both fell to the ground as the DE tried to block QB from making a pass.
But is Matthew Stafford really kicking at Ndamukong Sah?
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Stafford kicks Suh?
When the officials on the field were busy calling Suh to taunt, the DE could be heard on the referee’s microphone saying “Did you see him kick me?”
The request stems from an incident on the play that just ended.
Footage – could be See here for the full story.
It shows Suh knocking Stafford down as he tries to block.
On the way down, the legs of the two players got tangled together.
Stafford’s leg ends up in an unfortunate area for Suh, but without any intent on his part.
The intended “kick” on Suh from Stafford looked completely random and accidental.
What could be the penalty?
According to Section 3 Article 1a of the NFL rule book, Kicking an opponent is prohibited.
- Throw a punch, or a forearm, or kick at an opponent, even without any contact.
Anyone found guilty of the offense will face a 15-yard fine.
However, because officials did not call, Stafford was not fined for kicking Suh.
The Rams eventually overcame the game 30-27 after the Bucs’ return leveled the game.
One goal off the field is enough to secure a victory for the Rams and next week’s game against the 49ers.
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