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."