Washington’s William Jackson III avoids ejection for headshot that injured Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill was injured on a scary hit to the head from William Jackson III in the second quarter of the Saints vs. Washington game.

Hill, who was running a route as a receiver on the play, attempted to catch a ball thrown by the Saints quarterback Jameis Winston. He dropped the ball and fell to the ground, and as he was falling, Jackson ran right into his head. Hill remained on the field for a few minutes until he was carted off. Hill was able to get on the cart under his own power.

Jackson was flagged for a personal foul for the play. 

Saints fans on social media called for Jackson to be ejected after the hit, claiming Hill was defenseless and the hit was unnecessary since Hill didn’t even have the ball in his hands. Others thought the injury was just “unlucky” timing since Hill was falling over already and Jackson had no way of stopping his charge that quickly.

Jackson was not ejected from the game after the play, and Washington fans in FedEx Field booed when he received the personal foul penalty. 

The severity of Hill’s injury is still unknown, but he is expected to miss the rest of Sunday’s game.

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