The SEC has issued a statement regarding the ejection of Georgia’s Ray Drew, who received a targeting penalty for a hit on Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels.
Below is the full, two-paragraph statement, via The Telegraph. For those wondering, no, we did not add the capital letters. The conference included those.
“Rule 9-1-4. No player shall target and initiate CONTACT TO THE HEAD OR NECK area of a defenseless opponent with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow OR SHOULDER. By rule, when in question, it is a foul.
“Also note that a replay official must have indisputable video evidence that there was no such contact to overturn the call on the field.”
Check out a GIF of the play in question here. Do you believe Drew should have been ejected?