As the Panthers were driving in the second quarter against the Falcons in a 3-3 game, Carolina QB Cam Newton took off on a scramble and slid feet first.
Atlanta defensive back Damontae Kazee, approaching Newton for a tackle, didn’t pull up, instead diving head first into Newton’s head and shoulder area.
Kazee is 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds. Newton is 6-foot-5 and around 250.
Newton rolled over and kicked the ground with his right foot, obviously shaken up. A small skirmish erupted and Kazee was ejected.
Newton didn’t miss a play and led the Panthers to a touchdown a 10-3 lead in the middle of the second quarter.
Social media reacted quickly.