Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson has been suspended for two games, but he remains unphased by the consequences. During the Sunday night game against the Minnesota Vikings, he made a play on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs that almost led to a serious injury. The big hit resulted in a fumble, but Dobbs was able to get up and continue playing without missing a beat.
NBC rules analyst Terry McAulay believes that Jackson’s hit should have been penalized with 15 yards for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection. However, there was no penalty called during the game. Despite this, the NFL has announced that they will be reviewing the incident for possible discipline.
This season alone, Jackson has accrued a fine of $89,670 for illegal hits. In an Associated Press interview, he stated that his instincts and preparation lead him to be in those high-impact situations and that he doesn’t plan on changing his game anytime soon. His style of play was once again on display during the Vikings game, and luckily for him, he avoided any penalties.