An Atlanta Falcons defensive back has been ejected for a dirty hit on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. The ejection was very much deserved.
Newton got drilled in the head by Falcons defensive back Damontae Kazee. The hit occurred when Newton was sliding on the ground.
Panthers players were furious with the hit. A fight nearly broke out on the field and Carolina wide receiver Torrey Smith was penalized for retaliating.
Here's video of the hit on Newton:
Here's another angle of the play. It doesn't look good:
Those are the kind of hits the NFL is working very hard to get rid of - and rightfully so.
Atlanta and Carolina, meanwhile, are currently tied, 3-3.