Ted Bolser will play Saturday

2 comments by   |   Monday, October 8, 2012 - 4:01 pm EDT

A clarification for those who may have been wondering. The Big Ten does not require a player who has been ejected from a game to serve a suspension in the following game, according to Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman. The conference reserves  the right to dole out punishment for on-field conduct, but it is not automatic.

Tight end Ted Bolser was ejected from Saturday’s game when an official said he threw a punch in the pile when Michigan State fumbled a punt. Bolser said on his Twitter account Monday that he has been cleared to play in this coming Saturday’s game against Ohio State.

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2 comments:
#1
Podunker
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:21 PM EDT

Having watched the game live, and having taped it, I reviewed that play several times and could never discover any type of conduct by Bolser that would justify getting ejected from the game. Obviously, I never saw him throw a punch.

I assumed that he had said something to an opposing player, or maybe even to a ref, and having heard it, the ref flagged him. But then, given the penalty, that would not have been a personal foul, it would have been “unsportsmenlike conduct.” It made no sense.

Punching at a ball during a fumble is quite common. In fact, the technique is taught and practiced as early as High School. Punching at a players helmet is just stupid, with the most likely result being a broken hand. I can’t imagine Bolser threw a punch at a MS player’s head. This was probably just another moronic call by refs that seem to have lost their common sense. If it was a serious punch, thrown in anger, Bolser would not be playing this week against Ohio State.

So on that play, it looked like the refs made two huge mistakes; failing to see that IU had recovered the fumble and for ejecting a player for a phantom punch. Hell, I still have a small scar on the bridge of my nose resulting from being at the bottom of a pile in a High School game. It gets nasty in there.

 
#2
Hoosier Clarion
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:17 AM EDT

It always seems IU suffers under the poor officiating the NFL complained about during their 1st 3/4 games.

 


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