Henry Blackburn’s actions have caused a stir among the sports community, with many calling for him to face a suspension that is commensurate with the time Travis Hunter will be out. According to reports by Skip Bayless, Hunter will be required to sit out for at least 3-4 weeks due to a lacerated liver. Blackburn, who is at the center of the controversy, has made all his social media accounts private and limited his comments on Instagram. This move has been interpreted by some as an admission of guilt.
In addition to Blackburn’s actions, many have criticized the referees for not ejecting him from the game. Blackburn’s hit on Hunter was deemed violent and dangerous, and many felt the referees should have taken more action to protect the players’ safety. Despite the backlash against Blackburn, the CSU head coach, Jay Norvell, has refused to criticize his player and instead claimed to have missed the hit. The incident has sparked a wider discussion about player safety and the role of referees in protecting the players.
Meanwhile, Rams head coach Jay Norvell had little to offer about the play which has caused outrage even from LeBron James.
“I mean, I don’t know. He hit him on the sideline,” Norvell said about the hit after the double-overtime loss. “It was hard for me to see over there. I can’t answer that.”
Colorado rallied to beat the Rams 43-35 without Hunter.
Flip the pages for the dirty hit and Hunter in the hospital.