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Lynn Bowden ejected for targeting and already tweeting about it

Kentucky trails Eastern Kentucky 7-3 after a dramatic first quarter, which included freshman Lynn Bowden being ejected from the game for targeting. As Stephen Johnson scrambled for a first down and ran out of bounds, Bowden tackled an Eastern defender, which the officials ruled as targeting:

Here’s the targeting rule from the NCAA:

No player shall target and make forcible contact against an opponent with the crown (top) of his helmet. This foul requires that there be at least one indicator of targeting (See Note 1 below). When in question, it is a foul.

Note 1: “Targeting” means that a player takes aim at an opponent for purposes of attacking with forcible contact that goes beyond making a legal tackle or a legal block or playing the ball. Some indicators of targeting include but are not limited to:

Launch – a player leaving his feet to attack an opponent by an upward and forward thrust of the body to make forcible contact in the head or neck area

A crouch followed by an upward and forward thrust to attack with forcible contact at the head or neck area, even though one or both feet are still on the ground

Leading with helmet, shoulder, forearm, fist, hand or elbow to attack with forcible contact at the head or neck area

Lowering the head before attacking by initiating forcible contact with the crown of the helmet.

To me, it looked like Bowden led with his shoulder and the defender lowered his head just as they made contact. Regardless, Bowden is out of the game and already tweeting:

If you can figure out what all of that means, let us know.

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13 Comments for Lynn Bowden ejected for targeting and already tweeting about it

  1. TakenNotGiven
    1:19 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

    Can we disguise Lynn and put him in at QB?

  2. jimlowe7
    2:41 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

    “My guys got this…(I’ll) watch then from inside (locker room).

  3. Ukbell
    2:47 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

    Pretty sure that’s a typo. That he meant watching THEM from the inside. But go ahead and try to make fun of the very people you say you cheer for. The writers for KSR make typos all the time, but as people who write for a living, I guess that’s that’s ok. You do realize that the post you made earlier about “misspelling” the word review was AD placement? But hey, continue to try putting down the football program.

    • TakenNotGiven
      2:54 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

      I gotta agree. It’s not that good of a look to disparage our players like that. I think it’s okay to express dissatisfaction with their play and attitude, but let’s cut the kid a break.

    • vkcjsf34
      3:57 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink


    • dstnshpp
      11:07 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

      What ad are they promoting? Sounds like a bad advertisement if no one knows what’s being advertised. Also, why is it that none of the other official reviews were named “official revue”?

      It was a funny observation, not someone disparaging the football program. Don’t take yourself so serious.

  4. Bluebros
    5:56 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

    I’m all about giving people a break but so far, Bowden isn’t really making the best impression. Late to camp due to academics, complaining about playing time after his first game as a freshman, publicly hinting that he is close to quitting the team, getting ejected in the first quarter of his second game.

    Hate to say it but if you took off the uniform, kinda reminds me of what I’d expect from a Louisville player. I’m sure he is a great player and I hope he starts maturing a bit faster.

    • TakenNotGiven
      6:47 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

      I’m not sure how that really justifies this. His ejection was questionable. Even if it was the right call, then the ejection was a harsh penalty. I didn’t see anything there that was that egregious. He made a legitimate football play that just happens to be something that officials are trying to crack down on for safety reasons. There was no obvious indication he made that play out of malice. He left the field with class and did not attempt to argue the ruling. He went out of his way to show support for his teammates on Twitter and this is how he is treated–with a condescending post.

      I agree that he made some mistakes after week one, which is why I stated it’s okay to express dissatisfaction with a player’s performance or attitude. This post does neither and is just belittling. We all make mistakes, including football players and KSR writers. A mistake made by a person does not justify another person’s mistake. This post was simply a mistake. I’d recommend taking it down and moving on. It doesn’t make anyone a bad person. But let’s cut the kid a break. We’re better than this and should try to right our mistakes when we have the opportunity to do so.

  5. KatsKlaws
    6:45 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

    I took it as him being supportive of the team …I’m not sure why this merits a discussion

  6. Whompcat35
    8:52 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

    Are we really grammar policing our own players for simple typos…..nice.

    • Whompcat35
      8:53 pm September 9, 2017 Permalink

      Sorry, forgot the question mark. Don’t make a post about me.

  7. WizardWCN
    10:58 am September 10, 2017 Permalink

    has anyone used voice to text? and how many put , ‘ . ? in text messages? Get off his back. On another note, who is making the calls on what gets reviewed? A play or so later, a EKU player speared one of our players while he was down on the ground, AND NO REVIEW! Watched part of the Ohio st game last night, and they missed a call on a INT and no review. If they are so worried about hard hits, then we need to do away with kickoffs and punts. If they did a study on what plays lead to the most injuries, those two would account for more then 1/4 of the injuries, and they are less then 1/4 of the plays.