Troy Aikman, ESPN Rules Analyst Disagree on Penalty During ‘MNF’
During the Monday Night Football broadcast, Troy Aikman dissent with ESPN’s rules analyst during a fourth quarter call.
The play in question was when Washington wide receiver Jahan Dotson received a call for pass interference. He and his teammate Curtis Samuel ran their routes together and Dotson ran into Samuel’s defender. Josiah Scott, Eagles cornerback, was held up by Samuel and he received a warm reception.
But, Dotson was flagged and Aikman stated that he disagreed.
” I think Johan Dotson is here to just run his route,” Aikman stated. “I don’t think he’s trying to pick anyone off. He’s trying to run. He’s entitled to follow his route. “Clearly there’s contact.”
Rules analyst John Parry continued by saying, “And this’s obstruction.”
“But the guy has to avoid the guy rather that create contact by the defender,” Parry said.
Aikman quickly replied, “I disagree.” I don’t think he created it, I think he’s running a route.”
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