With Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer leaving today’s game against the Panthers with an injury, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly felt like they needed to try to injure Panthers quarterback Cam Newton as payback. This is probably why Newton was seen kicking Kelly during the game.
“You take our guy out, we’re going to go and try to take your guy out,” Kelly said after the game, according to The Associated Press, via NFL.com. “We’re not out to hurt someone, but when that happens …”
I’m sure Kelly will get a call from the NFL league office regarding his comments. It’s not funny to talk about injuring a player on purpose.