USC Player Should Be Suspended For Groin Stomp
Don't kick a man when he's down. That's an old adage most normal human beings adhere to. Not Jabari Ruffin, the Southern Cal defender who crossed a line Saturday night in a prime time game v.s. Alabama. During a kickoff in the first half, Ruffin purposely stomped on the Crimson Tide's Minkah Fitzpatrick in the one place every man should respect. Ruffin's low blow was directly in front of official Reggie Smith, who immediately tossed Ruffin from the game. But he also committed the flagrant personal foul in front of millions of Americans watching the game.
And that's really not the point. The point is that if you have that in your DNA, to stomp on the groin of an opponent when he's defenseless, it doesn't matter if the whole world is watching or nobody is watching. It shows bad character and zero integrity.
Ruffin will likely be suspended for a game in addition to his ejection but I call on his coach, Clay Helton, to take it a step further. Suspend Ruffin an additional game. By doing so, the first year coach will set a precedent that clearly needs to be established. This kind of behavior is unacceptable, and you will pay for it.