As Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby found out the hard way, the NCAA will go to extreme lengths to protect the safety of its players.
The junior was ejected for targeting following his hit on tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ matchup against Iowa on Saturday.
Another targeting ejection: Ohio State CB Bradley Roby
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 19, 2013
Roby is just the latest victim of college football’s most controversial rule. In fact, he’s already the fourth player to be ejected today.
Florida safety Cody Riggs, South Carolina safety Kadetrix Marcus and Georgia defensive end Ray Drew were also penalized for targeting earlier on Saturday.
However, unlike the calls against Marcus and Drew—both which were pretty questionable—Roby’s hit was totally deserving of the penalty:
As you can see, Roby lowers his head and launches himself towards Fiedorowicz. That is as clear as it gets when it comes to targeting. Not to mention, this was following a play where he injured Hawkeyes running back Damon Bullock on a helmet-to-helmet hit.
NBC Sports Radio’s Jason Horowitz agreed with the call:
#OhioState Bradley Roby ejected for targeting. Unlike some that have been called and overturned, this one looks like why rule implemented
— Jason Horowitz (@HorowitzJason) October 19, 2013
But just because the crime fits, doesn’t necessarily mean we agree with the law in…
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