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Oct 11, 2022
Late in Atlanta’s game against Tampa Bay, Grady Jarrett sacked Tom Brady on third down, setting up a comeback chance for the Falcons.
But Jarrett had been called for roughing the passer, sealing the game for the Buccaneers and fueling debate afterward: Was the play really roughing?
Jarrett had grabbed Brady around the waist, swinging both men to the turf. He didn’t drive Brady down or land on him with his body — both no-nos under the rulebook.
But the referee Jerome Boger said after the game that Jarrett had “unnecessarily” thrown Brady to the ground.
Source: The New York Times
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