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Brian Hartline Calls Keller Hit “Crap”

Aug 9, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (82) looks to the sidelines during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Hartline very rarely gets emotional off the field, but when his fellow tight end Dustin Keller went down with an season-ending injury, he wasn’t going to be silent.

Hartline, one of Ryan Tannehill‘s many targets, called the low hit by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger on Keller in Saturday’s game “crap.”

“It’s crap,” Hartline told WQAM’s The Joe Rose Showregarding the explanation.  ”I mean I think that, me personally, if you’re telling me, ‘Oh, I’m so worried about going high or hurt[ing] the head,’ you consciously went low then, is what you’re trying to tell me.”

Keller has been placed on IR with a torn ACL, MCL, PCL and a dislocated knee.

Topics: Brian Hartline, D.J. Swearinger, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, NFL

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  • ricdram

    I agree with Brian 100%. The hit by DJ
    was a cowardly act. He never allowed
    Dustin to turn around before taking an
    AXE to his knees. His hitting low excuse
    is lame (pardon the pun). There wasn’t
    any ” good faith ” sportsmanship on that
    play. Ending someone’s NFL carrer is
    nothing to be proud of. How sad.