Ole Miss is already facing an uphill battle playing the No. 1 team in the country. And that's without having the refs taking sides against them:
That's junior defensive end C.J. Johnson getting nailed in the eye by a flag. Johnson would go to the sideline to be tended to by medical staff before eventually returning to the field.
This could've been bad: In 1999 offensive lineman Orlando Brown was nearly blinded and lost three seasons of his career after NFL ref Jeff Triplette threw a flag in his eye. Brown famously shoved Triplette after the play and eventually sued the NFL for $25 million.Luckily, that won't be the case here:
CJ Johnson returned to the OM lineup after being out a couple of plays due to flag being thrown in his face by an official.— John Davis (@oxfordeaglejd) September 29, 2013