With all the talk about NFL “bounties” lately, it’s hardly a surprise when a player that suffered a significant injury now wonders if it were done intentionally. The latest to chime in is Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry.
The Chiefs best defender suffered a season-ending knee injury on opening Sunday after being hit low by Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson.
“Sometimes I sit n wonder if they had a bounty out on me…oh well…who cares. Either way u can’t hold me down.” Berry tweeted on Monday.
Pro Football Talk picked up on the tweet, forcing Johnson to deny the hit was bounty-related. Johnson’s teammate, David Nelson defended him as well.
“Not true. Clean cut. Freak injury. SJ felt terrible when he heard the news it was season ending. Part of the game.” Nelson tweeted.
For those who don’t remember the play, you can revisit it on this Youtube clip, which was quite obviously made by a Chiefs fan.