The Los Angeles Rams might have opened up a can of worms on Monday evening when the team’s official Twitter account shared a quick clip of what appeared to be an illegal hit on Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton.
On Monday evening, the Los Angeles Rams tweeted out a short Vine clip of linebacker Mark Barron sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, except the clip clearly shows an illegal hit. The sack happened during the Rams’ 13-10 loss to the Panthers in Week 9.
While the hit clearly looks illegal as a helmet to helmet collision on a quarterback in the pocket, the Rams must’ve missed that fact in this celebratory tweet:
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told the media on Monday afternoon that he was notifying the league of a hit he thought was illegal. It isn’t clear which hit he is exactly talking about, although this one is certainly a candidate.
Los Angeles’ official Twitter account tried to say that other angles of the hit showed a different story: