Texas S DeShon Elliott Apologized To Torii Hunter Jr. For Controversial Hit

first_imgNotre Dame's Torii Hunter Jr. suffering an injury.DeShon Elliott may not have been flagged for targeting for the big hit that concussed Notre Dame’s Torii Hunter Jr., but he still took the time to apologize to the wide receiver.DeShon Elliott explained that decision to Austin American-Statesman writer Danny Davis.“I tried to strike in the strike zone; I didn’t know I was that high up until after the game when I saw the video,” Elliott said. “I apologized to Torii Hunter… I’m glad they did not call targeting, though.”Hunter accepted the apology, which came via Twitter, and said he understands that Elliott was just trying to break up what could have been a huge Notre Dame touchdown. From the Chicago Tribune:Hunter, who after watching video of the play said maybe it should have been reviewed, didn’t take umbrage with Elliott, who reached out to him on Twitter to apologize for the hit.“He said he didn’t mean to target me,” Hunter said. “And jokingly I said: ‘So you did target? … You were just trying to make a play like I was, and it’s all good.’”Hunter missed Notre Dame’s Week 2 game against Nevada, but says he has passed concussion protocol, and has started practicing in a non-contact capacity.Big 12 officials who reviewed the play ruled that it was not targeting, while Brian Kelly says that the ACC officials he asked said it was “most likely” targeting.Notre Dame renews its rivalry against Michigan State this weekend in South Bend. It is unclear if Hunter will be able to play against the Spartans quite yet, but the talented wide receiver would be a huge lift for the Fighting Irish offense if he can go. Of course, the most important thing is that he is healthy, and not at risk to make things worse by returning too soon.[Austin American-Statesman; Chicago Tribune]last_img

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