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The Emmanuel Sanders hit was violent, but doesn’t appear illegal

In one of the most violent hits of the weekend, St. Louis Rams saftey Rodney McLeod absolutely leveled the Denver Broncos Emmanuel Sanders. You can see the play below. There’s been a lot of talk on whether this was an illegal hit, and it doesn’t appear to be. McLeod didn’t lead with his head — he led with his shoulder — and McLeod actually turns his head just before he smashed into Sanders. It looks like a good, clean — but very, very hard — football play. Sanders, after the game, said he felt okay, but he did suffer a concussion.

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Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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