Lions’ Jamie Collins ejected after ‘head-butting’ official with helmet

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Lions linebacker Jamie Collins made a bone-headed play in his debut with the Lions on Sunday. Literally.

Collins became the first ejection of the 2020 NFL season when he made contact with an official with the crown of his helmet. It appeared as if Collins was trying to demonstrate what Bears players were doing to him, but he could have made that point without touching the official.

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Regardless of Collins’ intent, it’s always a no-no to touch an official. Collins, an eight-year NFL veteran, ought to have known better.

Just something for him to wrap his head around — or rap his head against — as he sits out the remainder of the game. Still, many people questioned whether Collins should have been ejected, as he didn’t actually headbutt the official and clearly had no intent of harming him.

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