Terrence Garvin Fined For Hit On Bengals PunterBy: Tobias Roth - December 19, 2013
Does everyone remember that terrifying hit that the punter for the Bengals suffered on Sunday? Terrence Garvin delivered a brutal hit to Kevin Huber, the Bengals’ punter, and as a result, he is receiving a hefty fine from the NFL, a total of $25,000.
The hit that Terrence Garvin delivered to Kevin Huber of the Bengals resulted in very serious injures including a broken jaw, and he will note be returning to the field this season.
As an athlete of any type, it had to be hard to witness the play that left Huber in such a condition, as well as one of the most vicious scenes witnessed by fans on television.
Huber suffered a broken jaw on the hit from Garvin, in addition to a cracked vertebrae. It was also a play which resulted in a 67-yard touchdown return from Antonio Brown, and the hit was not considered a penalty during the game.
Upon further review, Dean Blandino, the head of officials, said that the hit was illegal, and that he should have been handed a personal foul penalty.
When he left game, the Bengals’ punter had a bloody face, and due to the seriousness of his injury, he will be immediately placed on Cincinnati IR list. The video and story of the Bengals punter went viral immediately, and people have continued to talk about it.
Bengals punter Kevin Huber not only suffered broken jaw but also a cracked vertebrae in his neck on block by Steelers' Gavin. Headed to IR.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 16, 2013
For those that did not get to see the brutal hit yet, take a look.
As all players tend to do when they are fined for hits such as this one, Terrence Garvin pleads his innocence when saying “”I wasn’t out there trying to be vicious. When you’re in the game you’re really just trying to make a play and help your team out.”
The brutal hits that have been delivered from defensive players have gotten a bit out of hand this year, and Terrence Garvin is just the latest one to receive such a punishment. Several other players including Ndamukong Suh of the Lions, who is known as one of the most aggressive players in the league, continue to rack up fines in a league that is getting to be more dangerous every year.
Terence Garvin on crushing the Bengals P: "I just saw a white shirt. When you see a color, you're just trying to hit the 1st thing you see"
— Ken Laird (@Ken_Laird) December 16, 2013
Both Terrence Garvin and the Pittsburgh Steelers expected the fine to be issued. However, Garvin is planning to appeal it, and meant no harm to Huber when he leveled him on the play.
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