Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams injured his ankle in Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Williams says it was a dirty play. That the defender intentionally twisted his ankle.
But he has a plan. Maybe not a very good one, but a plan nonetheless.
“If they’re twisting ankles, I’m for sure kicking,” Williams said. “I’m kicking from now on. If the ref asks why I’m kicking, I’ll be like, ‘Hey, they twisted the ankle.’
“I’m just going to do what I’ve got to do to survive honestly. I’m not trying to get hurt and not be able to play anymore because somebody wants to be aggressive and do dirty things like that. So why I can I not protect myself from those type of injuries?”
That sounds like something you’re going to get a penalty for. At least if you get caught. You’d probably get thrown out of the game too.
The player in question was linebacker Vince Williams, in case you were wondering. Williams is a decent player. He had 89 tackles and eight sacks in 2017. More importantly, we don’t know him to be a dirty player.
It’s possible Williams overreacted. And really, no harm no foul at this point. Williams was back at practice for the Packers on Tuesday.