Dean Blandino, a former NFL vice president of officiating and current Fox rules analyst, said New England Patriots tight end Rod Gronkowski should have been ejected for the late hit on Buffalo Bills rookie Tre'Davious White on Sunday.
The hit, which came after White intercepted Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the fourth quarter, resulted in White being placed in the league's concussion protocol. Gronkowski apologized after the game and said the hit came from "frustration."
Here is Blandino's take on the play, which included multiple penalties.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 3, 2017
Linebacker Preston Brown was among several Bills dismayed by the hit.
"It was unnecessary. I don’t know what they’re going to do for it. It’s not the game of football. He was obviously down and out of bounds. He decided to hit him late. There’s nothing we can do about it. Obviously, we hope Tre is alright and that’s all I can say about it."