Harrison Smith ejected for hit on Jordan Akins

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The Vikings are winning with halftime around the corner, but they won’t have safety Harrison Smith to help them keep the Texans from coming back.

Smith was ejected late in the second quarter for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Texans tight end Jordan Akins at the end of a 26-yard gain. The officials conferred and Smith was disqualified a short time later.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was not happy with the call and steamed up his face shield a little bit while giving a member of the officiating crew a piece of his mind.

The catch and penalty set the Texans up on the 10-yard-line, but they only managed a field goal. The Vikings lead 17-6 with 30 seconds to play in the half.

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. ET: Akins has been ruled out of the game with a concussion.

10 responses to “Harrison Smith ejected for hit on Jordan Akins

  1. They kicked him from the game for that? He tried to hit lower, the receiver’s head went lower. Next time just hit him in the knees…that’s legal, right?

  2. Smith has been one of the League’s dirtiest players for a long, long time. He has gotten away with his dirty play year after year. Hopefully he’ll get a hefty fine.

  3. Smith should have to sit out however many games Akins misses for purposely giving him a concussion.

  4. Good!
    Smith is always going for the cheap shot, definitely one of the dirtiest players in the NFL.
    It’s about time the officials finally hung him out to dry.

  5. Longtimepackerfan says:
    October 4, 2020 at 2:39 pm
    About time he got kicked out of a game for his dirty play.

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    Really, Did you see the play it were you at a barn dance eating a cannibal sandwich trying to get a heifer to dance with you?

    Yes it was a penalty but it was unintentional. But true to Packer fans it was dirty, the same play by Jaire Alexander would be a clean play right? Get the hell outta here with your football royalty. He may not even be fined cuz DBs have the ability to change their trajectory mid play. SMDH

  6. Smith a dirty player? Sheesh. He’s dang near the cleanest playing safety in the league, almost universally respected, with the exception of a couple delusional cheesers who probably think Amos is an all pro.

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