During Saturday night football, two players found themselves being ejcted from the game, but Bill Belichick thinks a third player should have been tossed as well.
Kyle Dugger and Michael Pittman were both thrown out of the game after Duggar got a hand on Pittman’s facemask and both players starteded going to the ground in a mini scuffle. During that scufle, an official was seen taking a tumble, but nobody seemed to make a big deal of it.
Well, it should’ve been, because it was TY Hilton who shoved him.
“Based on the rule, I don’t see why T.Y. Hilton wasn’t ejected,” Belichick said on a Monday morning conference call. “I mean, he pushed an official. That was pretty clear. But that wasn’t called at all. I mean, that’s a clear-cut ejection to me. But the Dugger play, Pittman comes from behind, Kyle turns around, there’s an exchange. And Pittman’s helmet was off. I mean, he was trying to put his helmet on as he approached Kyle at the end of the play so it came off pretty quickly. I don’t know whether Kyle knocked it off or it would have come off anyway or whatever.
“Bottom line is both players got ejected. I would say I understand that. Whether I agree with it or not, that’s a whole other discussion. I don’t understand why T.Y. Hilton wasn’t ejected for contacting an official. Intentionally or unintentionally, that has no bearing on the play. Those plays are reviewable and are reviewed, so I don’t understand that one.”
Hilton was barely a factor in the game as he registered one catch for 19 yards on the day.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.