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John Henderson, Dirtiest Player in Football

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Jags lineman John Henderson doesn’t try to hide his dirty play in usual places, such as the bottom of a pile or behind the play, when the refs aren’t looking. No, Henderson, as shown in this fight yesterday with the Bengals’ Andrew Whitworth (both players were ejected), is willing to just rip your helmet off and attempt to gouge out your eyeballs in plain view of everyone on the field: ↵
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↵If Albert Haynesworth received five games for stepping on a helmet-less Cowboy two seasons ago, then you’d have to believe that intentionally trying to blind a man would warrant at least a three game suspension for Henderson. Although, in my humble opinion, this was more disturbing than what Haynesworth did. ↵

↵Meanwhile, I wonder if Mike Ditka still thinks these guys should play without facemasks ... ↵


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