The Seattle Seahawks running back let it be known that he didn’t like Trysten Hill’s gator-roll tackle.
The Seattle Seahawks are one of the few NFL teams that remain undefeated this season. While the Seahawks look to extend their streak at the expense of the 1-3 Minnesota Vikings. However, the talk still surrounds what happened during the team’s Week 3 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Late in the game, Seahawks running back Chris Carson was tackled to the turf by a bevy of Cowboys defenders. As he was going down, however, Dallas defensive tackle Trysten Hill grabbed onto Carson’s leg and gator-rolled it. That forced Carson to remain on the field in pain before exiting the game. Luckily, the rusher was only diagnosed with a minor knee sprain.
On Thursday, Carson finally spoke out about Hill’s tackle and said what many fans were thinking: a dirty play. However, Carson did say that Hill did reach out to him to apologize, which he appreciated.
Hill avoided suspension over Carson play
Hill received plenty of criticism for the nature of his tackle, with many believing he deserved a suspension. Reports indicated that Hill wasn’t going to receive a ban, but rather a fine. As it turns out, Hill was fined a total of $13,044 for his gator-roll tackle on Carson and his helmet-to-helmet hit on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Carson said he was nervous at the time because he felt a sharp pain, which came in the very same leg that he injured while playing high school football. Additionally, Carson is slated to become a free agent at the end of the season, and could command a sizable contract. If he had been seriously injured by Hill’s tackle, he’d subsequently lose out on a ton of money.
Luckily, Carson was fine and was cleared for Seattle’s Week 4 contest against the Miami Dolphins, where he rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Even though Carson accepted Hill’s apology, he let it be known that there’s no room in the league for gator-roll tackles. We’re sure Hill learned his lesson as well after paying that fine.