Sideline Shenanigans: Vikings Player Runs Off Sideline to Tackle Hester
By now you’ve seen the Devin Hester return in the MNF game between the Bears and the Vikings. As you know, it was Hester’s 14th career kick return for a TD which is an NFL record. But that’s not the most interesting part of the play. Somehow, this has gone un-noticed by the NFL, both teams involved, and the national media and with all the emphasis lately on the other sideline shenanigans, I’m shocked!
During Hester’s return, Vikings linebacker, Erin Henderson (#50) clearly runs off the sideline onto the field in an attempt (a weak one) to tackle Hester and stop him from scoring. As you’ll see in the video below, he runs onto the field and fails miserably. As you’ll also see, I demonstrated that he was not just a player who was running onto the field late to make up the 11th player for the Vikings. There are clearly already 11 players on the field when the play starts.
This player is clearly attempting to cheat and tackle Hester to break up his TD. It’s amazing to me that given the Sal Alosi and Tyler Brayton issues as of late that no one has picked up on this. Especially the Bears coaching staff who undoubtedly watched the film in great detail.
Anyhow, take a look. It’s pretty amazing!