• Harrison Smith ejected for shoving official

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Oct 8, 2012
    Safety Harrison Smith has been ejected for shoving an official who was pushing Smith away from a Titans player following an Antoine Winfield interception. Rookie safety Harrison Smith , whose early success this season was the subject of a post Friday morning , was ejected for shoving aside an official who was trying to remove him from a scrum. Smith took several steps back before shoving Freeman to his left. The NFL is expected to fine, but not suspend, Vikings safety Harrison Smith for shoving aside back judge Steve Freeman in Sunday's 30-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans The play occurred early in the second quarter, and Smith missed 75 percent of the Vikings' defensive snaps after his ejection. Referee Jeff Triplette told a pool reporter that the move qualified as an "automatic ejection" and added: "He was just trying to separate from the huddle and he can’t be shoving him aside." Smith didn't disagree. The rookie safety knew he messed up by putting his hands on a game official and felt terrible about it. The run capped a nine-play, 91-yard drive in which quarterback Christian Ponder ran for 15 yards, lofted a perfect pass over the DB's head to Harvin for 45 yards and hit Michael Jenkins for a 12-yard gain on third-and-10 from the Tennessee 16.
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      MINNEAPOLIS -- Even without one of their better defensive players Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings limited the Tennessee Titans to a single score in their 30-7 victory. But will they be put in a similar situation next week against the Washington Redskins? …
      Source: ESPN.com
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      MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings just suffered an unusual but significant blow early in the second quarter here at the Metrodome. Rookie safety Harrison Smith, whose early success this season was the subject of a post Friday morning, was ejected for…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Schefter: No suspension for Harrison Smith

    Our Free Head Exam on the Minnesota Vikings will post shortly, but for now I want to pass along this news from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The NFL is expected to fine, but not suspend, Vikings safety Harrison Smith for shoving aside back judge Steve Freeman i…
    Source: ESPN.com
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