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Dante Wesley Is a Victim of Bad Timing…On His AND Clifton Smith’s Part

Published by on October 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The Carolina Panthers learned Monday that special teams ace Dante Wesley will miss one game for the bone-crushing blow he delivered to Buccaneers' Pro Bowl return man Clifton Smith. 

The play has been a large topic of conversation on blog sites and at water coolers across the country today and rightfully so. 

The hit was late.  The hit was brutal.  The hit certainly warranted the 15-yard penalty it brought about.

But the ejection and the suspension?  Not so much.  Hear me out.

Watching the play live was shocking.  I could not believe that Wesley had laid into Smith with that type of tenacity and ferocity before the ball got there.  After viewing the replay, though, I fe...

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