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Poyer released from hospital, isn’t pleased that Andrews celebrated vicious hit online

Cleveland Browns free safety Jordan Poyer falls to the ground after being injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney) AP

Browns safety Jordan Poyer has been released from a Nashville hospital and was on his way home Tuesday after suffering a lacerated kidney from a big hit by Titans running back Antonio Andrews.

Andrews posted video of the play on his Instagram account, and Poyer took to his own social media account Tuesday to show his displeasure with the post, writing that it was “wild” to him that Andrews seemed to be celebrating a play on which Poyer was seriously injured.

Andrews tagged his video, “Relentless.” Poyer wrote that he wasn’t complaining about the hit but seemed surprised that Andrews posted about it.

Andrews was flagged 15 yards for an illegal blindside block. Titans Coach Mike Mularkey told reporters he thought Andrews delivered a clean hit and did not intend to injure Poyer.

The Browns placed Poyer on injured reserve Tuesday, the same day he was sent home after being hospitalized for two nights. Poyer tweeted that he wasn’t medically cleared to fly and had to make an eight-hour drive back to Cleveland.

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13 Responses to “Poyer released from hospital, isn’t pleased that Andrews celebrated vicious hit online”
  1. burfictisabeast says: Oct 18, 2016 8:51 PM

    I miss the 80’s…

  2. weepingjebus says: Oct 18, 2016 8:51 PM

    Blindside hit was vile, bragging is even worse. We may have found our new Hines Ward.

  3. margoadams says: Oct 18, 2016 8:53 PM

    If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all. Goes for social media also.

  4. whocares69 says: Oct 18, 2016 9:28 PM

    This was Vontaze Burfict, he transported over to that game from New England in that instant and hit the Poyer, then transported back to Foxboro for the hit on Bennett.

  5. 4onafloor says: Oct 18, 2016 9:56 PM

    Although posting on social media was in poor taste, it WASN’T a blindside block. Watch the play in question, Andrews hit him straight on, face-to-face.

  6. sixringslikeatelephone says: Oct 18, 2016 9:58 PM

    There is a general lack of mutual respect across all strata of society today.

  7. cmoney20 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:36 PM

    I don’t know. I would think if you were involved in a play that sent someone to the hospital you would show a little compassion. But I’m probably just being a hater. Sorry

  8. magikskillz says: Oct 18, 2016 11:40 PM

    If you watch the replay it wasn’t even necessary. Poyer was most likely not going to make the play. Which means Andrews was willing to take a cheap shot to negate a possible touchdown or great return. If I was a Titan’s coach I’d be very upset.

  9. hailtothenamechange says: Oct 18, 2016 11:45 PM

    Has anyone consideted that the ratings drop might be due to teams employing people that you can’t morally bring yourself to root for?

  10. cybersqueak says: Oct 19, 2016 12:36 AM

    It was a totally clean hit. The hit by Nate Palmer two yards in front of that one was a textbook blindside block. Watch the replay, folks.

  11. ridnaway says: Oct 19, 2016 12:50 AM

    Low class.

  12. luchey says: Oct 19, 2016 6:14 AM

    Sometimes I wish our pro athletes gave a little more thought to what they post. Putting up a video of your illegal blind side block that hospitalized someone dose not pay proper respect to the play or player that was hurt. Very uncool Mr. Andrews.

  13. 4onafloor says: Oct 19, 2016 1:05 PM

    Once again, not a blindside block. Where’s the NFL fine he’d be receiving if it were?

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