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Monday, March 11, 2013

Retweet of the Day - Monday, March 11, 2013

The sports highlight that has everyone talking this morning is DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers and his absolutely nasty, posterizing alley-opp dunk over Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons (assist by Chris Paul). Jordan went up with authority, and Knight went down for basketball's version of a dirt nap. Credit to Knight for staying with the play, but if there were a grave beneath the hoop, Knight would have been in it.

Fortunately, Knight was not injured. While we want to be entertained by sports, we want them to be as safe for the participants as possible. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has spent the past several years determined to make the violent game of pro football safer, attempting to reduce trauma to head that is linked to debilitating, post-career conditions in an alarming number of players.

When Goodell began stiffening the rule and penalties for blows to the head, one repeat offender under the new standards was Pittsburgh Steelers star linebacker James Harrison. That leads us to today's retweet, from Tom Tebow (@IamEvilTebow)

"Breaking: Roger Goodell fined James Harrison 25k for DeAndre Jordan's dunk on Brandon Knight."

Just NASTY!!

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