Tackling, in general, is painful. But it tends to get significantly more painful when genitals are involved. On Sunday, Rams safety T.J. McDonald took down the 49ers’ Vernon Davis creatively – specifically, he grabbed Davis’ penis. In case you were wondering (because, duh, you were), here’s what that looked like.
Yup. That’s a dick. Fortunately, Vernon and his penis survived the excruciating experience. In a tweet that’s since been deleted, the tight end called on the NFL to officially ban defenders from tackling a player “by his penis.”
As great an all-purpose euphemism “penis tackling” might be, Davis is right – though a penis-tackling-only football league would probably get incredible ratings.