When Vernon Davis joined us on the “Sports Reporters” this week, he told us he had no idea that basketball-like shot he took with the football would draw a penalty last Sunday after scoring his touchdown against Philadelphia. He said he did it all the time while playing for the 49ers and was never flagged. What in the name of Homer Jones is going on around here?
Who’s Homer Jones, you ask? We’ll get to him.
It seems that Davis was not fully aware of the scope of Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1, which forbids players from using the football as a prop, even though you’re allowed to spike it or spin it. And props to Czabe for tweeting out that the spinning of the ball must fall under the “dreidel provision” of the rule book. It’s ridiculous. And it’s really bad for Davis, a local who starred at Dunbar High School and the University of Maryland.
There are no games scheduled for today.