LeGarrette Blount vindicated after DJ Johnson throws a punch at fan following Oregon blowing a 21-point lead to Oregon State
The Oregon Ducks had a 31-10 lead in the third quarter yesterday against in-state rival Oregon State and still led 34-17 early in the fourth quarter.
The result? The No. 9 ranked team in the nation, gave the No. 22 ranked Beavers a short field on three straight possessions and Oregon State converted all three drives into touchdowns without attempting a single pass.
Oregon State completed an insane comeback and won 38-34, knocking Oregon out of the Pac-12 championship with some help from Washington beating Washington State late last night.
Down goes Oregon
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Now, No. 14 Utah won the tiebreaker and will face No. 5 Southern California on Friday night for the Pac-12 championship.
So, as you could imagine, Oregon was pretty pissed off last night following the collapse and loss and it showed, with DJ Johnson letting his emotions get the best of him after the game by punching an Oregon State fan, who got in his face when they stormed the field following the win.
We now have the second postgame punch in Ducks history. Remember when Philadelphia Eagles legend LeGarrette Blount did the same?
Hopefully Blount finally gets the peace he deserved. He went undrafted, then turned his career into a three-time Super Bowl champion, winning two with the Patriots and his personal favorite, one with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Of course, the two situations were different. Blount hit an opposing player, while Johnson punched an Oregon State fan. Obviously no one should be punching anyone but I’ll tell you right now, if you’re walking up to an opposing player after storming the field and crossing right in his path, clearly saying something after such a wild loss, then honestly what do you expect?
I don’t want to hear anything from the fan wearing the number 4 jersey and an orange cowboy hat. You got what was coming to you even though it was clearly wrong for Johnson to react like that.
At the end of the day, Blount’s incident at Oregon is now vindicated because of DJ Johnson and for that, the city of Philadelphia should be grateful. The only problem, is that Blount is still fighting people and was caught on camera fighting people at a youth football game back in October.
Hopefully, someone will overshadow that in the near future as well.
Mandatory Credit: ESPN