Though the NFL Pro Bowl is notorious for unenthused tackling that’s more on the flag football side than what we’re used to seeing on Sundays, this year’s game did have a fair amount of defense in it. Jimmy Graham thought just a tad too much.
In a close game late in the 4th quarter, the Seahawks TE went off on LB Lorenzo Alexander of the Bills for tackling him to aggressively.
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Graham went on to drop a crucial pass later in the same possession that ended up in the hands of an AFC defender, sealing the game.
An extra $30,000 on the line for each member of the winning team likely explains Alexander’s hit, who got the last laugh when it was all said and done.