Ohio State DB Shaun Wade ejected from Fiesta Bowl due to targeting
Shaun Wade is a dynamic defensive back for Ohio State. He is thought of as a potential NFL player down the road.
But in the second quarter on a blitz against Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, Wade nailed Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence and caught his head with his helmet. Take a look:
Trevor Lawrence was slow to get up after this hit from Shaun Wade and Chase Young.
— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 2019
What are your thoughts on this? Should Wade have been flagged for targeting?
Probably. And in that sense, this is the right call. If you are flagged for targeting, you are ejected from the game. That’s the rule.
But maybe that’s the issue. Maybe there should be a judgment side of the ruling. Perhaps an automatic ejection isn’t the right answer.
As for now, though, that’s the rule and Wade is gone for the remainder of the game.