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The NFL Has Reportedly Made A Decision On Whether Derek Barnett Will Be Suspended

Derek Barnett chases Aaron Rodgers in the Eagles vs. Packers game.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles while being pressured by Derek Barnett #96 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The Packers and Eagles played an entertaining game on Thursday night, but unfortunately, it was a bit marred by a controversial play. Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett appeared to hit Packers running back Jamaal Williams late in the first quarter.

Barnett's hit came after a number of his teammates had already wrapped Williams up. It also came after the whistle had blown. NFL fans were calling for Barnett to be tossed from the game, but he ultimately was not ejected.

Barnett's hit left Williams unconscious. While Williams did eventually show that he had movement in all four of his extremities, he was still taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL is not considering suspending Barnett. He notes that Barnett appeared to turn his shoulder into Williams at the last second.

If the league does not suspend Barnett, you can expect some fans to be rather upset.

As for the outcome of the game, the Eagles prevailed 34-27 after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw an interception in the final minute. Hopefully, Williams turns out okay and is able to resume his career with no issues.