Suspend Aaron Donald: NFL fans slam Rams star after he tried to CHOKE Cardinals player

The incident took place when the Los Angeles Rams were looking to cruise their way to a dominating victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card game


                            Suspend Aaron Donald: NFL fans slam Rams star after he tried to CHOKE Cardinals player
Aaron Donald (L) tried to choke and punch Arizona Cardinals player DJ Humphries during the Wild Card game (Justin Berl/Getty Images, Twitter)

During the Los Angeles Rams’ Wild Card game against the Arizona Cardinals, Aaron Donald got fired up and appeared to choke DJ Humphries before taking a swing at him. This has led football fans from all over the nation to call for Donald's suspension. 

The incident took place when the Los Angeles Rams were looking to cruise their way to a dominating victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card Round. They held a 28-0 lead in the third quarter. After the Cardinals got in the end zone, any chance of a shutout bid ended. A penalty by Rams star defensive lineman Aaron Donald helped give them a good field position.

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After quarterback Kyler Murray hit wide receiver Christian Kirk on a 23-yard pass, Donald got into a heated exchange with offensive tackle DJ Humphries. He ripped off Humphries’ helmet and appeared to try to choke him before taking a swing at him. Donald was penalized for unnecessary roughness, which in turn set up Arizona on Los Angeles’ own seven-yard line. Eventually, the Cardinals cut their deficit to 28-8.

'SUSPEND AARON DONALD FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON!!!'

Barstool Sports' Steven Cheah pointed out that Rule 12 Section 3 of the NFL rule book notes, "There shall be no unsportsmanlike conduct. This applies to any act which is contrary to the generally understood principles of sportsmanship. Such acts specifically include, among others: Throwing a punch, or a forearm, or kicking at an opponent, even though no contact is made." It also mentions, "Under no circumstance is a player allowed to shove, push, or strike an official, in an offensive, disrespectful or unsportsmanlike manner. The player shall be disqualified from the game, and any such action must be reported to the commissioner."

 



 

 

Social media users have called for Donald's suspension for at least the next match or the rest of the season. "I hope the #NFL has the to not only fine but suspend #AaronDonald for choking & throwing 2 punches at Humphries. This is the 2nd time this season he has been caught choking a player on camera. He choked Lucas Patrick in Green Bay earlier this season. #DirtyPlayer," one of them said, while another noted, "The national football league should suspend Aaron Donald for being too rough!" A third commented, "I just don’t see how a 1 game suspension for Aaron Donald isn’t warranted, there’s just no place for that kind of behavior, kids are watching that, what kind of message are we sending to our youth? Do what’s right NFL and suspend Donald for Sunday’s game!"

The next remarked, "They need to suspend Aaron Donald one game. Not sure who they’re playing but he needs to be taught a lesson." One commenter tweeted, "My 2 month old daughter asked me "why is Aaron Donald holding DJ Humphries neck?" She was so terrified that she ran to her bedroom in fear. @NFL should eject him and suspend him 3 games." One more quipped, "SUSPEND AARON DONALD FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON!!!" A person reacted with, "AARON DONALD IS A THUG SUSPEND HIM NEXT GAME OR THE LEAGUE IS RIGGED."

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

This isn’t the first time that Donald has been involved in something like this. In a similar incident, he was fined $10,300 for unnecessary roughness last week. A video showed Donald with a hand on Green Bay Packers guard Lucas Patrick’s neck after a play.

 



 

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