One of the many questions coming into Week 1 of the NFL season was how officials would enforce it’s new policy on tackling, and it’s already on display.
Bengals safety Shawn Williams was the first player to be ejected for targeting after laying a helmet-to-helmet blow on Colts QB Andrew Luck – and rightfully so.
— Football Dungeon (@DuaneLively) September 9, 2018
Here’s a slow-motion angle:
That Shawn Williams hit on Andrew Luck ⤵️ #CINvsIND
— Gridiron (@Gridiron) September 9, 2018
A large area of chipped off paint could be seen on the side of Luck’s helmet after the hit.