The NFL world was dealt fairly a shock when Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left Thursday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on a stretcher after violently hitting his head on the turf throughout a second-quarter sack.
The scary damage got here simply 5 days after Tagovailoa suffered an obvious head damage in Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Buffalo Payments, however was allowed to return to the sector shortly after.
Tagovailoa’s return in Sunday’s recreation led to loads of criticism and sparked a joint investigation between the NFL and the NFLPA. And when Tagovailoa suffered one other much more extreme damage on Thursday evening, all that dialog was reignited.
Whereas there was no scarcity of opinions and reactions to Tagovailoa’s scary damage scenario, Shannon Sharpe’s since-deleted Tweet stood out because the Fox analyst bizarrely selected to criticize Tagovailoa for his dealing with of the damage whereas the quarterback was unconscious on the sector.
“Surprise IF* Tua/Dolphins name this a again damage. Can’t need to hear the prognosis,” Sharpe stated in his since-deleted tweet.
Sharpe rapidly deleted the controversial tweet following a flurry of backlash and posted an apology on Twitter.
I deleted my earlier submit as a result of it wasn’t the best factor to say. I apologize for my lack of sensitivity coping with the damage. I imagine the Dolphins lied about Tua damage on Sunday and put him on this predicament. Once more, I apologize for lapse in judgement
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) September 30, 2022
“I deleted my earlier submit as a result of it wasn’t the best factor to say. I apologize for my lack of sensitivity coping with the damage. I imagine the Dolphins lied about Tua damage on Sunday and put him on this predicament. Once more, I apologize for lapse in judgement,” Sharpe stated in his Tweet.
In the meantime, the NFL and the Miami Dolphins insist that concussion protocol was adopted on Sunday. As for Tagovailoa, he was anticipated to be launched from the hospital on Thursday evening to fly again to Miami with the staff.[Shannon Sharpe]