VIDEO: UNC’s Shakeel Rashad’s Cheap Shot On Duke WR
If you haven’t seen it or read about it on Twitter, UNC linebacker Shakeel Rashad made a shady move on Duke WR Conner Vernon this past Saturday. During a substitution, Rashad gave Vernon a hard shoulder in the back. Here’s the video:
The Twitterverse had a lot to say about the incident, but some have been particularly informative on the situation and Conner Vernon’s status after the cheap shot.
#Duke head coach David Cutcliffe: Conner Vernon hurt his knee on the Shakeel Rashad hit. Vernon has not practiced this week.
— Mike Maniscalco (@mikemaniscalco) October 23, 2012
UNC head coach Larry Fedora is defending Rashad, saying that the hit was probably not intentional.
Fedora on Rashad/Vernon incident: “Knowing the type of young man that Shakeel is, I know he did not intentionally make contact with Conner.”
— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) October 22, 2012
Unfortunately for Rashad and Fedora, the ACC reviewed the hit and does not agree. Rashad won’t be seeing any play time in this week’s game against NC State.
North Carolina has suspended freshman LB Shakeel Rashad for his cheap-shot hit on Duke WR Conner Vernon. Rashad will miss the NC State game.
— Desmond M. Wallace (@MisterWallaceGA) October 23, 2012