Aug 10, 2018 2:41 AM - 1 week, 1 day, 7 hours, 25 minutes, 22 seconds ago
SEATTLE -- Indianapolis Colts safety Shamarko Thomas became the first play to draw an ejection under the league's new rule governing helmet hits.
Thomas was ejected with 5:43 left in the Colts' preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks when he lowered his head and made helmet-to-helmet contact with wide receiver David Moore on a deep incompletion.
Earlier in the game, Seahawks cornerback Akeem King drew a 15-yard penalty for lowering his head to initiate contact. Both Thomas' and King's hits also drew 15-yard penatlies.
NFL owners in March passed a rule that expanded penalties for contact involving helmets, including the potential for players to be ejected for lowering their heads to initiate contact with their helmets against an opponent....
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