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Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. looks like he won’t be suspended after being ejected for a brutal hit on the Colts WR that left both in concussion protocol.

Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. looks like he won’t be suspended after being ejected for a brutal hit on the Colts WR that left both in concussion protocol.

It wasn’t long before everyone knew that Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. he may be sent off for a nasty hit Indianapolis Colts recipient Ashton Dulin.

James came in with the crown of his helmet and hit Dulin in the head and neck after Dulin made a short catch. The impact saw something explode on the field, and the crowd reacted immediately. Dulin was down for a few moments.

“We’ve seen a lot of football, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen success like this,” ESPN analyst Troy Aikman said.

Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. (3) was ejected Monday night after hitting Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Ashton Dulin. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)

James received a 15-yard penalty and was disqualified for hitting. This kind of success wasn’t outlawed decades ago, but it was surprising to see it in today’s environment. Aikman talked about it a bit after James was ejected.

“It was as big a collision as I’ve seen in a long, long time,” Aikman said.

Dulin returned to the locker room shortly after the hit and was later ruled out for a concussion. Coach Brandon Staley said afterward Chargers win that James introduced concussion protocol. Dulin was defenseless on the play and James hit him in the head and neck with the crown of his helmet — almost a textbook example of what the NFL is trying to eliminate from the game.

It has been reported that James will not be suspended for his hit on Dulin NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, could be fined by the NFL for his aggressiveness. The standard fine for James’ hit could be $21,218 for wearing his helmet, According to the NFL and NFL Players Association. A hit on a defenseless player comes with a slightly smaller fine of $15,914.





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