To Be “Blount,” What if Byron Hout Deserved LeGarrette’s Punch?

Posted by Jeff Kessock on September-4-2009 Add Comments

TAMPA—For the record, I do not condone violence, nor should anyone for that matter. I do not favor a college athlete striking an opposing player, ever. This is a game, and as such, no game should turn into a battle.

There are far greater reasons to fight for a cause. People die for causes, not for football games.

That being said, last night's "cheap shot" by LeGarrette Blount on Byron Hout, while uncalled for, does not necessarily suggest that what unfolded was the inner workings of some deviant destructive psychopath.

There is an expectation in football, especially college football, where institutional pride is the beacon by which players and fans alike live, sleep, eat, and breat...

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